Photorefractive materials for holographic interferometry

Authors

  • Stefan Schloter,

    1. Physikalisches Institut and Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF) Universität Bayreuth D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dietrich Haarer

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    1. Physikalisches Institut and Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF) Universität Bayreuth D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany)
    • Physikalisches Institut and Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF) Universität Bayreuth D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany)
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Abstract

The photorefractive properties of polymers for holographic interferometry are currently often better than those of their inorganic counterparts. The theory of the photorefractive effect is briefly outlined before the relevant experimental techniques and chemical approaches are reviewed. Applications are mentioned, for example the possibility of visualizing vibrations as a fringe pattern (see Figure).

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