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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 7411–7418

Electro-optical characteristics of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal gratings doped with nanosilver

Menghua Zhang, Jihong Zheng, Kun Gui, Kangni Wang, Caihong Guo, Xiaopeng Wei, and Songlin Zhuang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 31, pp. 7411-7418 (2013)

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We report on the synthesis and characteristics of a holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (H-PDLC) switchable grating based on nano-Ag particles. The influence of doping different concentrations of nano-Ag on the diffraction efficiency, driving voltage, and response time of the H-PDLC grating is investigated. The best grating characteristics were achieved with 0.05% nano-Ag doping. Calculated and experimental results reveal that the improvement of the characteristics is likely due to the surface plasmon effect of nano-Ag.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Menghua Zhang, Jihong Zheng, Kun Gui, Kangni Wang, Caihong Guo, Xiaopeng Wei, and Songlin Zhuang, "Electro-optical characteristics of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal gratings doped with nanosilver," Appl. Opt. 52, 7411-7418 (2013)

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