Highly efficient photorefractive polymer-dispersed liquid crystals

A. Golemme, B. Kippelen, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

We report on high-resolution photorefractive polymer-dispersed liquid crystals that lead to high diffraction efficiency at lower applied fields compared with photorefractive polymers. The diffraction efficiency reaches 100% internally for 105-μm-thick samples at a field of 8 V/μm. Net optical gain and diffraction efficiencies of 56% are demonstrated in 53-μm-thick devices. Subsecond response times have also been obtained using polymeric matrices with good transport properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2408-2410
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume73
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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