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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26300–26306

Sensor for monitoring the vibration of a laser beam based on holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal films

Ming Shian Li, Shing Trong Wu, and Andy Ying-Guey Fuh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26300-26306 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026300


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Abstract

A continuous multiple exposure diffraction grating (CMEDG) is fabricated holographically on polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) films using two-beam interference with multiple exposures. The grating is fabricated by exposing a PDLC film to 18 repeated exposure/non-exposure cycles with an angular step of ~10°/10° while it revolves a circle on a rotation stage. The structure of the sample thus formed is analyzed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and shows arc-ripples around the center. From the diffraction patterns of the formed grating obtained using a normally incident laser beam, some or all of the 18 recorded arc beams can be reconstructed, as determined by the probing location. Thus, it can be applied for use as a beam-vibration sensor for a laser.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Citation
Ming Shian Li, Shing Trong Wu, and Andy Ying-Guey Fuh, "Sensor for monitoring the vibration of a laser beam based on holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal films," Opt. Express 18, 26300-26306 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26300


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