Performance evaluation of a highly efficient photorefractive polymer

Boris L. Volodin, Klaus Meerholz, Sandalphon Sandalphon, Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian

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The performance of photorefractive polymers has improved considerably over the last few years, leading to the recent observation of 86% diffraction efficiency and a net two-beam coupling gain of more than 200 cm-1 in a poly(N-vinylcarbazole)-based polymer doped with the azo dye 2,5-dimethyl-4-(p-nitrophenylazo)anisole. This performance by far surpasses the other organic PR materials reported to date. We report experimental results that evaluate the suitability of this polymer composite for dynamic holography and other applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsT.John Trout
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819417521
StatePublished - 1995
EventHolographic Materials - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 8 1995Feb 8 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherHolographic Materials
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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