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Applied Physics B

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 31–35 | Cite as

Femtosecond properties of photorefractive polymers

  • D. Nau
  • A. Christ
  • H. GiessenEmail author
  • A. Wagner
  • A. Euteneuer
  • M. Salvador
  • E. Mecher
  • K. Meerholz
Article

Abstract

Photorefractive polymers allow to reversibly record holograms over a broad spectral range. This capability offers the possibility to store the information contained in ultrafast optical pulses (i.e., time domain) in the frequency domain. We demonstrate a storage bandwidth of >80 nm around 800 nm (i.e., >36 THz), giving a temporal resolution for Gaussian pulses of 13 fs at room temperature. Time reversal of a pulse train of 130 fs pulses confirms these capabilities.

PACS

42.70.Ln 42.70.Nq 42.65.Re 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Nau
    • 1
  • A. Christ
    • 1
  • H. Giessen
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Wagner
    • 2
  • A. Euteneuer
    • 2
  • M. Salvador
    • 3
  • E. Mecher
    • 3
  • K. Meerholz
    • 3
  1. 1.4. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich PhysikPhilipps-UniversitätMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Physikalische ChemieUniversität KölnKölnGermany

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