OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 501–503

Photoinduced grating formation in azo-dye-labeled phospholipid thin films by 244-nm light

A. Sharma, M. Dokhanian, A. Kassu, and Atul N. Parekh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 501-503 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000501


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (667 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Holographic gratings are recorded in azo-dye nitrobenzoxazole-labeled phospholipid thin films by use of 244-nm UV light. The gratings continue to grow for more than 1 h, even after the recording light is removed. The diffraction efficiency of these gratings shows extreme sensitivity to humidity and can increase reversibly by 2 orders of magnitude in air that is saturated with water vapor. This effect is related to the unique characteristics of phospholipid molecules that undergo hydration-dependent structural reorganization and self-assembly.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

Citation
A. Sharma, M. Dokhanian, A. Kassu, and Atul N. Parekh, "Photoinduced grating formation in azo-dye-labeled phospholipid thin films by 244-nm light," Opt. Lett. 30, 501-503 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-5-501


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. D. Y. Kim, S. K. Tripathi, L. Li, and J. Kumar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1166 (1995).
  2. P. Rochon and E. Batalla, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 136 (1995).
  3. X. L. Jiang, L. Li, J. Kumar, D. Y. Kim, and S. K. Tripathy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 2502 (1998).
  4. H. Takase, A. Natansohn, and P. Rochon, Polymer 44, 7345 (2003).
  5. S. Bai and Y. Zhao, Macromolecules 35, 9657 (2002).
  6. P. S. Ramanujam, L. Nedelchev, and A. Matharu, Opt. Lett. 28, 1072 (2003).
  7. J. Kumar, L. Li, X. L. Jiang, D.-Y. Kim, T. S. Lee, and S. Tripathi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 2096 (1998).
  8. Th. Geue, M. G. Saphiannikova, O. Henneberg, U. Pietsch, P. L. Rochon, and A. L. Natansohn, Phys. Rev. E 65, 052801 (2002).
  9. E. Sackmann, Science 271, 43 (1996).
  10. C. K. Yee, M. L. Amweg, and A. N. Parikh, Adv. Mater. 16, 1184 (2004).
  11. H. Binder, Appl. Spectrosc. Rev. 38, 15 (2003).
  12. M. Seul and M. J. Sammon, Thin Solid Films 185, 287 (1990).
  13. V. Schaedler, C. Nardin, U. Wiesner, and E. Mendes, J. Chem. Phys. B 104, 5049 (2000).
  14. T. Salditt, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interf. Sci. 5, 19 (2000).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited