Dye adsorption induced nonvolatile reading of erasable polarization holograms in liquid crystal films

Wei Chia Su, Jhen Yu Jiang, Hui Chuan Chen, Yu Wen Chen, Sidney S. Yang

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A nonvolatile reading of erasable polarization holograms in dye-doped liquid-crystal films using the same writing wavelength is presented. The recorded hologram can be easily erased with the illumination of one p-polarized wave; nevertheless, it becomes nonvolatile when reading the hologram with one s-polarized wave. We have proven the nonvolatile reading property is induced by dye adsorption on the substrate of the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Article number070502
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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