Holographic pulse shaping in organic media

TitleHolographic pulse shaping in organic media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsD Brady, K Hill, and S Basinger
JournalConference Proceedings Lasers and Electro Optics Society Annual Meeting
Start Page112
Pagination112 - 113
Date Published12/1993
Abstract

In our system the index modulation is formed by cis-trans isomerization of an azo-dye in an organic matrix. The index modulation is recorded by 514 nm light. Data is encoded on the reflection grating by spatially modulating one of the recording beams. The holographic recording time is about 1 second and the dark decay time is several minutes. By matching the temporal structure of the driving field to the natural spatial or quantum resonances of a nonlinear system it is possible to strongly enhance nonlinear effects. Applications of this approach to optical switching and numerical simulations of shaped pulse propagation in nonlinear media are presented.

Short TitleConference Proceedings Lasers and Electro Optics Society Annual Meeting