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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 948–952

Anisotropic gratings based on patterned photoalignment of reactive mesogen

Alexandra Trofimova and Uladzimir Mahilny  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 948-952 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.000948


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Abstract

The application of patterned photoalignment of reactive mesogen by a novel alignment of a polymer to create anisotropic diffraction gratings is demonstrated. It is shown that the weak sensitivity of the photoinduced surface anisotropy of the aligning layer to additional UV exposure greatly simplifies the procedure of grating formation. Anisotropic diffraction is investigated experimentally, and the results are confirmed by theoretical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2014
Published: April 3, 2014

Citation
Alexandra Trofimova and Uladzimir Mahilny, "Anisotropic gratings based on patterned photoalignment of reactive mesogen," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 948-952 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-5-948

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