High-performance photorefractive polymers

Martin Liphardt, Arosha Goonesekera, Brian E. Jones, Stephen Ducharme, James M Takacs, Lei Zhang

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Abstract

Photorefractive materials can form "instant" holograms without time-consuming development steps. Their potential applications include image processing, optical data storage, and correction of image distortion, but the cost of crystal growth and preparation has been a primary impediment to commercial application. Polymers, on the other hand, are low in cost and readily fabricated in a variety of forms. Photorefractive polymers were constructed with performance that matched or exceeded the performance of available photorefractive crystals. The largest observed two-beam energy coupling gain coefficient for the polymers was 56 per centimeter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume263
Issue number5145
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Liphardt, M., Goonesekera, A., Jones, B. E., Ducharme, S., Takacs, J. M., & Zhang, L. (1994). High-performance photorefractive polymers. Science, 263(5145), 367-369. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.263.5145.367

High-performance photorefractive polymers. / Liphardt, Martin; Goonesekera, Arosha; Jones, Brian E.; Ducharme, Stephen; Takacs, James M; Zhang, Lei.

In: Science, Vol. 263, No. 5145, 01.01.1994, p. 367-369.

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Liphardt, M, Goonesekera, A, Jones, BE, Ducharme, S, Takacs, JM & Zhang, L 1994, 'High-performance photorefractive polymers', Science, vol. 263, no. 5145, pp. 367-369. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.263.5145.367
Liphardt M, Goonesekera A, Jones BE, Ducharme S, Takacs JM, Zhang L. High-performance photorefractive polymers. Science. 1994 Jan 1;263(5145):367-369. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.263.5145.367
Liphardt, Martin ; Goonesekera, Arosha ; Jones, Brian E. ; Ducharme, Stephen ; Takacs, James M ; Zhang, Lei. / High-performance photorefractive polymers. In: Science. 1994 ; Vol. 263, No. 5145. pp. 367-369.
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