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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9707–9714

Multimode grating using polymer-stabilized liquid crystals and novel electrodes

Hsi-Fu Shih and Bo-Wei Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9707-9714 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009707


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Abstract

In this study we demonstrate a monolithic liquid crystal (LC) diffraction grating with multiple diffraction modes using the techniques of polymer stabilization and novel electrode design. It can be applied to a single-path rewritable optical pick-up (OPU) with multiple wavelengths for the tracking compatibility of CD, DVD, and blue-light storage systems.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Hsi-Fu Shih and Bo-Wei Li, "Multimode grating using polymer-stabilized liquid crystals and novel electrodes," Opt. Express 15, 9707-9714 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-15-9707


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