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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 3091–3097

Nanoscale optical reinforcement for enhanced reversible holography

Pengfei Wu, Sam Qunhui Sun, Sarfaraz Baig, and Michael R. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 3091-3097 (2012)

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We demonstrate a nanoscale optical reinforcement concept for reversible holographic recording. The bone-muscle-like mechanism enables enhancement of holographic grating formation due to the collective alignment of liquid crystal (LC) molecules nearby photo-reconfigurable polymer backbones. The LC fluidity facilitates the ease of polymer chain transformation during the holographic recording while the polymer network stabilizes the LC collective orientation and the consequential optical enhancement after the recording. As such, the holographic recording possesses both long-term persistence and real-time rewritability.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2012
Published: January 25, 2012

Pengfei Wu, Sam Qunhui Sun, Sarfaraz Baig, and Michael R. Wang, "Nanoscale optical reinforcement for enhanced reversible holography," Opt. Express 20, 3091-3097 (2012)

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