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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2004
  • pp: 5489–5497

Study of the dynamic formation of transmission gratings recorded in photopolymers and holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals

Sébastien Massenot, Jean-Luc Kaiser, Raymond Chevallier, and Yvon Renotte  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 29, pp. 5489-5497 (2004)

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Local and nonlocal models for the diffusion of photopolymers are applied to the dynamic formation of transmission gratings recorded in photopolymers and holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (H-PDLCs). We retrieve the main parameters of H-PDLCs (refractive-index modulation and diffusion coefficient) by combining a solution of the one-dimensional diffusion equation and the rigorous coupled-wave theory applied to transmission gratings. The rigorous coupled-wave theory method provides us with information on higher harmonics of the refractive profile (not only on the first harmonic as when the classical Kogelnik theory is applied). Measurements concerning the second harmonic validate the modeling.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2004
Published: October 10, 2004

Sébastien Massenot, Jean-Luc Kaiser, Raymond Chevallier, and Yvon Renotte, "Study of the dynamic formation of transmission gratings recorded in photopolymers and holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals," Appl. Opt. 43, 5489-5497 (2004)

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