Enhanced non-volatile and updatable holography using a polymer composite system

Pengfei Wu, Sam Q. Sun, Sarfaraz Baig, Michael R. Wang

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Abstract

Updatable holography is considered as the ultimate technique for true 3D information recording and display. However, there is no practical solution to preserve the required features of both non-volatility and reversibility which conflict with each other when the reading has the same wavelength as the recording. We demonstrate a non-volatile and updatable holographic approach by exploiting new features of molecular transformations in a polymer recording system. In addition, by using a new composite recording film containing photo-reconfigurable liquid-crystal (LC) polymer, the holographic recording is enhanced due to the collective reorientation of LC molecules around the reconfigured polymer chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6052-6057
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 12 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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