11 March 1996 Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals: holographic formation of switchable gratings
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Abstract
We induced grating structures in polymer films containing small liquid crystal droplets. The grating formation is due to the thermal effect of an intensity grating caused by the interference of two Ar-laser beams. A light-induced grating-like modulation of material properties is stored after the exposure. It can be erased by heating the hole sample. The diffraction efficiency of the grating can be modulated by external electric fields.
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Heinz Kitzerow, J. Strauss, Sukhmal C. Jain, "Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals: holographic formation of switchable gratings", Proc. SPIE 2651, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications IV, (11 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.235340
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Liquid crystals

Diffraction gratings

Polymers

Diffraction

Modulation

Diffusion

Holography

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