Publication Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.366738

Keywords

transmission

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The use of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal films to fabricate gratings was demonstrated. The written gratings are permanent, but are electrically switchable. In this article, we report the results obtained from the dynamical studies of gratings formed in polymer-dispersed liquid crystal films having various liquid crystal-polymer mixing ratios. The results showed that during the initial phases of formation, a thermal grating effect dominated. Later, it was offset or quenched by the photopolymerization effect which eventually dominated and determined the characteristics of the final grating.

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Copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 83, 679 (1998) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.366738


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