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Spontaneous polarization reorientation photorefractive effect in low-molecular-weight ferroelectric liquid crystal mixtures
Author(s): Takeo Sasaki; Atsushi Katsuragi; Oki Mochizuki; Yukihito Nakazawa
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Paper Abstract

The photorefractive effect of 14 ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) mixed with a photoconductive compound was investigated by two-beam coupling experiments. The influence of the properties of low-molecular-weight FLCs on the photorefractive iffect was examined, and it was found that the photorefractive two-beam coupling gain coefficients and the refractive index grating formation time are strongly dependent on the properties of FLCs. The effects of the magnitude of the spontaneous polarization, viscosity, and the homogeneity of the surface-stabilized state on the photorefractivities of FLCs are discussed based on these findings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5216, Organic Holographic Materials and Applications, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505441
Show Author Affiliations
Takeo Sasaki, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Atsushi Katsuragi, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Oki Mochizuki, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yukihito Nakazawa, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5216:
Organic Holographic Materials and Applications
Klaus Meerholz, Editor(s)

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