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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1505–1507

Orientational gratings in dye-doped polymer-dispersed liquid crystals induced by the photorefractive effect

G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and F. Simoni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 19, pp. 1505-1507 (1998)

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We report the observation of orientational gratings induced by the photorefractive effect in dye-doped polymer-dispersed liquid crystals. The photorefractive origin of the grating-induction effect is supported by the results of two-beam coupling experiments and by the possibility of erasing the grating by uniform illumination. For all the samples a stable memory effect was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and F. Simoni, "Orientational gratings in dye-doped polymer-dispersed liquid crystals induced by the photorefractive effect," Opt. Lett. 23, 1505-1507 (1998)

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