Diffractive responses to optical wave-train excitations in nanotube-doped nematics

Wei Lee*, K. C. Hsiao

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Diffractive properties of temporary holographic gratings were studied in cells of the homogeneously aligned nematic E7 doped with a trace of carbon nanotubes. These phase gratings were induced by interference modulation of the pulsed wave-train excitation of two coherent writing beams, in conjunction with an externally applied dc voltage. The effects of the optical excitation on the diffraction efficiencies and the decay time constants were observed to be strongly dependent on the pulse width of the writing beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2004

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