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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001062


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Abstract

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. <b>82</b>, 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<sup>-3</sup>J /cm<sup>2</sup> .

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

Citation
L. Lucchetti, F. Simoni, and Y. Reznikov, "Fast optical recording in dye-doped liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 24, 1062-1064 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-15-1062


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