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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1062–1064

Fast optical recording in dye-doped liquid crystals

L. Lucchetti, F. Simoni, and Y. Reznikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 1062-1064 (1999)

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Light-induced director reorientation in dye-doped nematic liquid crystals was recently reported to be an efficient method of writing permanent holographic gratings with high sensitivity [Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999)]. We report the achievement of stable director reorientation in the same materials by means of a single 4-ns pulse of the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. Fast recording of high-resolution holographic gratings (more than 500 lines/mm) can be obtained with an energy density as low as 7×10-3J /cm2 .

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OCIS Codes
(090.2910) Holography : Holography, microwave
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording

L. Lucchetti, F. Simoni, and Y. Reznikov, "Fast optical recording in dye-doped liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 24, 1062-1064 (1999)

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