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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2002
  • pp: 92–94

Polarization reflection holographic gratings in azobenzene-containing gelatine films

Ludmila Nikolova, Todor Todorov, Violeta Dragostinova, Tzveta Petrova, and Natalia Tomova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 92-94 (2002)

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We have written polarization reflection holograms in an azobenzene-containing material. Two waves with circular polarization were used to record the gratings; the light resulting from their overlap induces chirality in the samples. The holographic reflection of the polarization gratings has the properties of Bragg reflection in cholesteric liquid crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials

Ludmila Nikolova, Todor Todorov, Violeta Dragostinova, Tzveta Petrova, and Natalia Tomova, "Polarization reflection holographic gratings in azobenzene-containing gelatine films," Opt. Lett. 27, 92-94 (2002)

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