Progress in organic photorefractive material development

B. Kippelen, J. Herlocker, J. L. Maldonado, K. Ferrio, E. Hendrickx, S. Mery, A. Golemme, S. R. Marder, N. Peyghambarian

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The refractive index modulation in photorefractive polymers with a low glass transition temperature is dominated by orientation birefringence effects. To take advantage of these effects we developed several photorefractive polymers that contain: (i) chromophores designed to have simultaneously a large dipole moment and a high linear polarizability anisotropy, (ii) nematic phase liquid crystal droplets, (iii) transparent molecules generally used for liquid crystal applications. We discuss recent advances in these three different classes of materials and emphasize their merits and trade-off.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventXerographic Photoreceptors and Organic Photorefractic Materials IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 22 1998Jul 23 1998


  • Electro-optics
  • Holography
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical processing
  • Organic
  • Photoconductors
  • Photorefractivity
  • Polymers

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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