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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1238–1242

Liquid crystal blazed gratings formed in a single-step through photo-induced localization of polymer into a prismatic structure

Sang Hwa Kim and Liang-Chy Chien  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1238-1242 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001238


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Abstract

A liquid crystal blazed grating having a prismatic polymer microstructure has been developed. The polymer structure is fabricated by photo-induced localization and polymerization of a small concentration of monomer onto one substrate of an electro-optical cell by using ultraviolet light irradiation at 45° direction from normal incident. Using this method a periodical one-dimensional pattern with a prismatic shape of polymer can be formed on a one-dimensional pattern-forming state of a cholesteric host. The optical diffraction properties of the grating are evaluated by the application of electric field and light incident angles.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

Citation
Sang Kim and Liang-Chy Chien, "Liquid crystal blazed gratings formed in a single-step through photo-induced localization of polymer into a prismatic structure," Opt. Express 12, 1238-1242 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-7-1238


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