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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17329–17341

Orientational photorefractive holograms in porphyrin:Zn-doped nematic liquid crystals

Eun Ju Kim, Hye Ri Yang, Sang Jo Lee, Gun Yeup Kim, and Chong Hoon Kwak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17329-17341 (2008)

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We investigated the diffraction properties of dynamic holograms recorded in porphyrin:Zn doped nematic liquid crystals (NLCs) under the influence of an applied dc electric field for various conditions of the grating period, the writing beam intensity and the applied electric field. We also derived an analytic expression for diffraction efficiency from NLCs material equations and torque balance equations and compared the experimental results with the theory, revealing excellent agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2008
Published: October 14, 2008

Eun Ju Kim, Hye Ri Yang, Sang Jo Lee, Gun Yeup Kim, and Chong Hoon Kwak, "Orientational photorefractive holograms in porphyrin:Zn-doped nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Express 16, 17329-17341 (2008)

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