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Photorefractive mesogenic composites for optical image processing
Author(s): Akira Emoto; Hiroshi Ono; Nobuhiro Kawatsuki
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the two types of applications in the field of the optical information processing by using the photorefractive mesogenic composite consisting of a mixture of three components including a functionalized copolymer, a low-molar-mass liquid crystal, and sensitizing dye. One of the applications is to amplify the two-dimensional optical image by means of the Fourier transform geometry with the two-beam coupling optical system. The other is to enhance the edge of the optical image using Fourier transform holographic geometry. We calculated the expected images on the basis of the Fourier transform optics and the photorefractive properties of the mesogenic composite, and obtained good agreement with the observed images and the theoretical expectation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4802, Organic Photorefractive and Photosensitive Materials for Holographic Applications, (5 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452448
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Emoto, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Hiroshi Ono, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Nobuhiro Kawatsuki, Himeji Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4802:
Organic Photorefractive and Photosensitive Materials for Holographic Applications
Klaus Meerholz, Editor(s)

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