Use of Bistable Centers in CdF2 for Holographic Recording
J.M. Langer, B. Koziarska-Glinka and A. Suchocki
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
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It is shown that metastable centers in various semiconductors can be used for efficient hologram recording. This type of holographic materials has a very high dynamic range and sensitivity. Their major drawback for possible applications is low metastability temperature. This problem can be overcome by using CdF2:Ga crystals, which exhibit metastability below 240 K. This material is suitable for writing thick and multiple holograms both in static and dynamic regimes.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.92.673
PACS numbers: 42.40.Lx, 42.40.Ht, 78.20.Ci