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Special Section: “Holography III” Guest Editor Jean-Marc Fournier
Volume: 41 | Article ID: art00005
Gain-Gratings and Dynamic Holography in Solid-State Laser Media
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1997.41.5.art00005  Published OnlineSeptember 1997

Optically written gain gratings in inverted laser media are investigated both theoretically and experimentally. We present a transient analysis, valid in the nanosecond-pulsed regime, that permits calculation of the diffraction efficiency and profile of the gain grating within the medium for both transmission- and reflection-type gratings. Because of the laser amplification experienced by all interacting beams, greater-than-unity diffraction efficiency is achievable. Application to high-speed dynamic holography is demonstrated in flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG and compact diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 solid-state amplifiers.

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A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, "Gain-Gratings and Dynamic Holography in Solid-State Laser Mediain Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  1997,  pp 474 - 481,

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