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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1933–1935

All-optical display using photoinduced anisotropy in a bacteriorhodopsin film

Yuhua Huang, Georgios Siganakis, M. G. Jim Moharam, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1933-1935 (2004)

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Photoinduced anisotropy in a bacteriorhodopsin film using the pump–probe method was investigated. A diode-pumped second-harmonic YAG laser was used as the pump beam, and three wavelengths, at λ – 442,532,655nm , from different lasers were used as probe beams. Without the pump beam, the probe light cannot transmit the analyzer to the detector. However, because of photoinduced anisotropy, a portion of the probe light is detected when the pump beam is present. Based on this property, we demonstrate a full-color all-optical display.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.4960) Optics in computing : Parallel processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Yuhua Huang, Georgios Siganakis, M. G. Jim Moharam, and Shin-Tson Wu, "All-optical display using photoinduced anisotropy in a bacteriorhodopsin film," Opt. Lett. 29, 1933-1935 (2004)

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