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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3377–3379

Interdigitated coplanar electrodes for enhanced sensitivity in a photorefractive polymer

C. W. Christenson, C. Greenlee, B. Lynn, J. Thomas, P.-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, P. St. Hilaire, L. J. LaComb, Jr, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3377-3379 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003377


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Abstract

Organic photorefractive polymer composites can be made to exhibit near 100% diffraction efficiency and fast writing times, though large external slants are needed to project the applied field onto the grating vector. We show here that the use of interdigitated electrodes on a single plane provides similar performance to these standard devices and geometries but without a external slant angle. This new device’s structure also greatly improves the diffraction efficiency and sensitivity compared to less slanted standard devices necessary for some real applications, such as holographic displays, optical coherence imaging, and in-plane switching.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011

Citation
C. W. Christenson, C. Greenlee, B. Lynn, J. Thomas, P.-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, P. St. Hilaire, L. J. LaComb, Jr, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto, and N. Peyghambarian, "Interdigitated coplanar electrodes for enhanced sensitivity in a photorefractive polymer," Opt. Lett. 36, 3377-3379 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-17-3377


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