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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1717–1719

Polarization-selective switching in holographically formed polymer dispersed liquid crystals

Y. Boiko, J. Eakin, J. Vedrine, and G. P. Crawford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 19, pp. 1717-1719 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001717


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Abstract

We have developed an optical stack of holographically formed polymer dispersed liquid-crystal (H-PDLC) devices that is fully operational with nonpolarized light sources. The device consists of two H-PDLC transmission gratings separated by a passive polarization rotator that can output a diffracted s-polarized, p-polarized, or s- and p-polarized beam simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

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Y. Boiko, J. Eakin, J. Vedrine, and G. P. Crawford, "Polarization-selective switching in holographically formed polymer dispersed liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 27, 1717-1719 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-19-1717


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