Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2000

Department

Physics

Journal

Optics Letters

Description

We have fabricated electrically switchable holographic gratings, using Polaroid Corporation’s DMP-128 photopolymer f illed with the nematic liquid crystal E7. It is shown that a coupled-wave theory that includes the effects of the birefringence of the liquid crystal must be used to explain the diffraction properties of these anisotropic volume gratings. Furthermore, a detailed comparison of theory and experiment provides information about the alignment of the liquid crystal within the polymer host.

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© 2000 Optical Society of America

This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000420. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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