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dc.contributor.authorMomtahan, Omiden_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-16T17:43:08Z
dc.date.available2007-08-16T17:43:08Z
dc.date.issued2006-07-07en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/16183
dc.description.abstractMethods for analysis and optimization of volume holographic recording are presented for two main groups of applications. In the first group of applications (mainly storage systems), the designs and the techniques of volume holography are well known and the main optimization effort is finding the proper material to store the holograms. One of the results of this research is complete global optimization of dynamic range and sensitivity in two-center recording that is the best technique for persistent rewritable storage. For this purpose, a complete theoretical analysis as well as experimental demonstration is presented. Also, other effects and processes such as electron tunneling and recording at high temperature are considered for possible improvement of the dynamic range of the material. For the second group of applications (mainly holographic optical elements), the focus of this research is on analysis and optimization of the design of the volume holograms in contrast to material optimization. A new method (multi-grating method) is developed for the analysis of an arbitrary hologram that is based on the representation of the hologram as the superposition of several plane wave gratings. Based on this method, a new class of optical devices that integrates the functionalities of different optical elements into a simple volume hologram is introduced and analyzed. As a result, very compact, low cost, and easy to use devices such as portable spectrometers can be made with particular applications in biological and environmental sensing.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectSpectrometersen_US
dc.subjectPhotorefractive crystalsen_US
dc.subjectSlitless spectrometersen_US
dc.subjectVolume hologramsen_US
dc.subjectHolographic recordingen_US
dc.subject.lcshHolographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhotorefractive materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCrystal opticsen_US
dc.titleAnalysis and Optimization for Volume Holographic Recrordingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Adibi, Ali; Committee Member: Buck, John; Committee Member: Gaylord, Thomas; Committee Member: Smith, Glenn; Committee Member: Trebino, Ricken_US


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