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Computer-generated electrically switchable holographic composites
Author(s): Arthur R. Nelson; Tony Chen; Linas Jauniskis; Lawrence H. Domash
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Paper Abstract

Electrically switched holographic composites (ESHC) based on Polaroid photopolymer materials were described previously using optically generated holograms. These techniques have now been extended to include computer generated holograms. A highly accurate laser writing engine was utilized to write multi-phase level diffractive gratings in Polaroid type DMP-128 photopolymer film. After compositing with liquid crystals and applying an electric field, the diffraction efficiency of the elements could be switched or tuned continuously over approximately a 100:1 range of diffraction efficiencies, opening a new range of interconnect applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2404, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology II, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207469
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur R. Nelson, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Tony Chen, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Linas Jauniskis, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence H. Domash, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2404:
Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology II
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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