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Gain dynamics in liquid crystal photorefractive hybrids
Author(s): C. M. Liebig; N. V. Tabiryan; S. A. Basun; I. U. Ighodalo; V. Yu. Reshetnyak; D. R. Evans
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Paper Abstract

Photorefractive (PR) hybrid liquid crystal (LC) cells have combined the space-charge field generated in either a polymer (using e.g. PVK;C60) with the large birefringence from a LC layer to generate PR grating for beam coupling applications. The efficiency of PR beam coupling in hybrid devices is dependent on the amplitude of the space-charge field, as well as the ability of the LC molecules to align with the corresponding field. In this paper the time dynamics of the formation of the PR gratings are measured in LC hybrid systems and are used to explain the large variation of gain coefficients found in the literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9200, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII, 92000V (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062236
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C. M. Liebig, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
N. V. Tabiryan, BEAM Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co. (United States)
S. A. Basun, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
BEAM Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co. (United States)
I. U. Ighodalo, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Dayton (United States)
V. Yu. Reshetnyak, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
D. R. Evans, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9200:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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