We discuss the photorefractive properties of polymer composites. Recent developments in the description of the photorefractive effect in these new materials are described and their properties are compared to existing inorganic crystals. High diffraction efficiencies (86%) and high net two-beam coupling gain (200 cm-1) are demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering