Infrared photorefractive polymers and their applications for imaging

B. Kippelen, S. R. Marder, E. Hendrickx, J. L. Maldonado, G. Guillemet, B. L. Volodin, D. D. Steele, Y. Enami, Sandalphon, Y. J. Yao, J. F. Wang, H. Röckel, L. Erskine, N. Peyghambarian

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Photorefractive polymers with high diffraction efficiency in the visible and near-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum have been developed. These polymers, which have a large dynamic range because of their high orientational birefringence, incorporate a dye designed to have a large dipole moment and a high linear polarizability anisotropy. Such polymers have enabled demonstrations of imaging through scattering media, using a holographic time-gating technique at a wavelength that is comparable with the transparency of biological tissues and with the emission of low-cost semiconductor laser diodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
Issue number5347
StatePublished - Jan 2 1998

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