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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1179–1181

Laser-induced reorientation effect and ripple structure in dye-doped liquid-crystal films

Andy Y.-G. Fuh, C.-C. Liao, K.-C. Hsu, and C.-L. Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 14, pp. 1179-1181 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001179


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Abstract

The effects of light-induced reorientation on a homeotropical dye-doped liquid crystal (DDLC) cell are discussed. The photoexcited azo dye Methyl Red (MR) is diffused and adsorbed onto the substrate, thus forming a ripple structure. The adsorbed dye and the laser-induced ripple structure then reorient the liquid-crystal molecules and induce a holographic grating. Initially, the liquid-crystal directors are reoriented primarily by the adsorbed dye. However, given a sufficiently large ripple groove amplitude, the torque imposed by the ripple grooves overcomes that which is due to the adsorbed dyes, and the liquid crystals are realigned along the groove direction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces

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Andy Y.-G. Fuh, C.-C. Liao, K.-C. Hsu, and C.-L. Lu, "Laser-induced reorientation effect and ripple structure in dye-doped liquid-crystal films," Opt. Lett. 28, 1179-1181 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-14-1179


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