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TitleOptically rewritable Bragg gratings in Mn 2+ doped RbCdF 3
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWilliams, G.V.M., Dotzler C., Edgar A., and Raymond S.
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
IssueSUPPL. 1
PaginationS268 - S271
Date Published2009
ISSN09574522 (ISSN)
KeywordsHolographic storage, Irradiation, luminescence, Manganese, Manganese compounds, Optical absorption, Optical properties, Optically stimulated luminescence, Photoinduced change, Rewritable, Single crystals, Stable traps, Ultra-violet
AbstractOptical absorption, optically stimulated luminescence, and thermo-luminescence measurements have been made on RbCdF 3:Mn 2+ single crystals with the aim of characterizing this compound for holographic storage. We show that there are stable traps that are filled after deep ultra-violet irradiation (<270 nm) and they can be emptied after ∼ 365 nm irradiation. The photo-induced changes in the optical properties can be used to create optically rewritable Bragg gratings in these crystals.

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