Photorefractive polymer composite operating at the optical communication wavelength of 1550 nm

Savaş Tay, Jayan Thomas, Muhsin Eralp, Guoqiang Li, Bernard Kippelen, Seth R. Marder, Gerald Meredith, Axel Schülzgen, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

A photorefractive polymer composite sensitized at 1550 nm through direct two-photon absorption has been developed. We show an external diffraction efficiency of 3% in four-wave-mixing experiments and perform holographic reconstruction of distorted images utilizing thin-film devices made of this polymer composite. Amongst other potential applications, the demonstration of accurate, dynamic aberration correction through holography in this all-organic photorefractive device presents an alternative to complex adaptive optics systems currently employed in through-air optical communication links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4561-4563
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2004

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Tay, S., Thomas, J., Eralp, M., Li, G., Kippelen, B., Marder, S. R., Meredith, G., Schülzgen, A., & Peyghambarian, N. (2004). Photorefractive polymer composite operating at the optical communication wavelength of 1550 nm. Applied Physics Letters, 85(20), 4561-4563. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1826224