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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1408–1410

Photorefractive polymer device with video-rate response time operating at low voltages

M. Eralp, J. Thomas, G. Li, S. Tay, A. Schülzgen, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, and M. Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1408-1410 (2006)

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The high-voltage bias required for video-rate compatible, efficient operation of a photorefractive polymer composite is reduced from 6–8 to 1.3 kV . At this low voltage, the device can hold erasable Bragg holograms with 80% efficiency in addition to having a video-rate response time. The transition of the hologram’s state from thick to thin is analyzed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Original Manuscript: December 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2006

M. Eralp, J. Thomas, G. Li, S. Tay, A. Schülzgen, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, and M. Yamamoto, "Photorefractive polymer device with video-rate response time operating at low voltages," Opt. Lett. 31, 1408-1410 (2006)

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