16 September 2011 Recent advances in photorefractive polymers
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Photorefractive composites derived from conducting polymers offer the advantage of dynamically recording holograms without the need for processing of any kind. Thus, they are the material of choice for many cutting edge applications, such as updatable three-dimensional (3D) displays and 3D telepresence. Using photorefractive polymers, 3D images or holograms can be seen with the unassisted eye and are very similar to how humans see the actual environment surrounding them. Absence of a large-area and dynamically updatable holographic recording medium has prevented realization of the concept. The development of a novel nonlinear optical chromophore doped photoconductive polymer composite as the recording medium for a refreshable holographic display is discussed. Further improvements in the polymer composites could bring applications in telemedicine, advertising, updatable 3D maps and entertainment.
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Jayan Thomas, Jayan Thomas, C. W. Christenson, C. W. Christenson, B. Lynn, B. Lynn, P.-A. Blanche, P.-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, R. Voorakaranam, R. A. Norwood, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto, N. Peyghambarian, N. Peyghambarian, } "Recent advances in photorefractive polymers", Proc. SPIE 8113, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI, 811302 (16 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897093; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897093

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