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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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)