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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2001
  • pp: 1776–1778

Bicolor surface reliefs in azobenzene side-chain polymers

Claus Jäger, Thomas Bieringer, and Stephan J. Zilker  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 11, pp. 1776-1778 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.001776


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Abstract

Holographic studies in azobenzene side-chain polymers reveal light-induced periodic surface reliefs at temperatures far below the glass transition temperature. We performed experiments with two-color holography on an azobenzene polymer. An intensive and linear polarized homogeneous blue pump beam illuminated the sample, and two red beams—outside the trans-azobenzene absorption—were used to inscribe the grating. A surface relief was obtained only with the pump beam on and only if its polarization was perpendicular to the writing beams. The findings are discussed in the frame of a recent mean-field model.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2000
Published: April 10, 2001

Citation
Claus Jäger, Thomas Bieringer, and Stephan J. Zilker, "Bicolor surface reliefs in azobenzene side-chain polymers," Appl. Opt. 40, 1776-1778 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-11-1776

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