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Photoinduced electrokinetic redistribution of nano/microparticles during holographic grating recording in the ferroelectric crystal
Author(s): N. Kukhtarev; T. Kukhtareva; J. Wang
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated photoinduced redistribution of metal nanoparticles, placed on the surface of the ferroelectric photorefractive crystal during recording of dynamic holograms. Motivations for this study were improvement of sensitivity for recording of dynamic holographic gratings, for application in nondestructive testing of materials. The home- made biosynthesized gold and silver colloidal solutions were spread as a thin layer on the ferroelectric photorefractive crystal surface. Holographic gratings were recorded in photorefractive crystal of Fe:LiNbO3(Fe:LN) by the HeNe laser (λ=633nm) to avoid direct influence of laser light on nanoparticles. Photorefractive holographic grating initially recorded in the crystal volume produce spatially modulated electric field on the crystal surface. This field led to electrophoretic redistribution of the nanoparicles on the crystal surface that result also in additional contribution to the electric field pattern and also change diffraction efficiency of hologram. In addition, we have recorded holographic grating in Fe:LN placed in 5mm cuvette with silver nanoparticles nanofluid and observed nanoparticles distribution along grating line. We have calculated electrophoretic (EP) and dielectrophoretic (DEP) forces on the crystal surface with holographic photorefractive grating, recorded in the crystal. It is shown that longitudinal (along the crystal surface) components of the DEP-force can be described only with high-contrast approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8120, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications V, 81200A (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892815
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N. Kukhtarev, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
T. Kukhtareva, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
J. Wang, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8120:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications V
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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