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Influence of Laser-Induced Heating on Grating Recording in Azo-Polymers: a Monte Carlo Approach
A.C. Mitus, G. Pawlik, M. Iwaszko, B. Sahraoui, A. Miniewicz and F. Kajzar

We formulate a Monte Carlo approach suitable for an analysis of the kinetics of a hypothetical process of temperature-controlled writing of diffraction gratings in doped azo-polymers. This method uses a recently proposed kinetic model of temperature-dependent evolution of gratings during writing/erasure. It is shown that a sudden change of the temperature leads to a substantial increase of the speed of information storage. Closely related experimental results obtained using degenerate two-wave mixing (DTWM) method are presented.

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