Liquid crystalline monomers as switchable holographic recording media

Christopher R. Carlen, Susanna Palmer, Jian Zhang, Michael B. Sponsler

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Dynamic holographic gratings have been recorded by photopolymerization of a liquid crystalline monomer mixture. Clean on- off modulation of diffraction efficiency has been achieved by application and removal of small (3 V) AC electric fields. The samples showed high efficiency, sensitivity, and switching durability. An optional fixing step was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Oct 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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