An analytical solution of the photoconductive material equations for dynamic holographic gratings of arbitrary contrast has been obtained. A method of measuring high-contrast correlation functions has been suggested and tested experimentally. Good agreement with the analytical expression for the current at high contrast and experiment is found. An interesting effect of the holographic transversal photocurrent is predicted and a number of high-contrast-related topics are discussed.
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