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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 93–98

Image storage based on circular-polarization holography in an azobenzene side-chain liquid-crystalline polymer

Xu Pan, Changshun Wang, Chuanyu Wang, and Xiaoqiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 1, pp. 93-98 (2008)

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Image storage was investigated in a liquid-crystalline azobenzene polymer film based on circular-polarization holographic recording. An image was stored in pure polarization holograms using two orthogonal circularly polarized 532 nm beams and was reconstructed with a 633 nm beam. The polarization holograms showed high stability and a high diffraction efficiency of 31.8%. Moreover, the polarization holograms could convert arbitrary probe polarization state into circular polarization, and the diffraction efficiency was dependent on the probe polarization state, which was favorable for controlling the reconstructed images.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Xu Pan, Changshun Wang, Chuanyu Wang, and Xiaoqiang Zhang, "Image storage based on circular-polarization holography in an azobenzene side-chain liquid-crystalline polymer," Appl. Opt. 47, 93-98 (2008)

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