Optical engineering continues to impact more and more modern devices for communication, color display, data storage, illumination, and remote sensing in the new millenium. The amalgamation of modern optics and associated microelectronic technologies has paved the road to greatly enhance new optoelectronic devices with practical applications. Modern optical technologies based on volume holography, both static and dynamic, have been developed over the past decade. Applications including high-density data storage, interconnections, spatial and temporal filters, beam shapers and combiners, gyros, and three-dimensional displays have been proposed and demonstrated. Simultaneously, more sensitive, efficient, and durable holographic materials have been developed. Novel optical elements based on volume holography perform unique functions, which have attracted much attention in modern science and engineering. Owing to the fast growth of the development of volume holographic optical elements, we dedicate this special section to expose researchers to the state of the art and to exchange ideas.
© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Ching-Cherng Sun and Partha P. Banerjee
"Volume Holographic Optical Elements", Opt. Eng. 43(9), 1957-1958 (Sep 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1790505