Multiplexing holograms in LiNbO3 : Fe : Mn crystals
Persistent holograms are recorded with red light in lithium niobate crystals doped with manganese and iron. Different erasure mechanisms are investigated, and a recording schedule for multiplexing holograms with equal diffraction efficiencies is proposed. To test the recording schedule experimentally, we multiplex 50 plane-wave holograms with the proposed recording schedule. (C) 1999 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 090.0090, 210.2860, 090.2910.