18 April 2017 Circularly polarized lights twist azo-polymer to form helical surface relief
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Proceedings Volume 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference; 102520M (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275034
Event: SPIE Technologies and Applications of Structured Light, 2017, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
We discovered that a helical surface relief can be created in azo-polymer film merely by the irradiation of circularly-polarized light without any orbital angular momentum. The chirality of the surface relief was also determined by the handedness of the circular polarized light.
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Keigo Masuda, Shogo Nakano, Daisuke Barada, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, Takashige Omatsu, "Circularly polarized lights twist azo-polymer to form helical surface relief", Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520M (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275034; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275034
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