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27 June 2002 Dynamics of ps-pulse induced gratings in LC panels
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Proceedings Volume 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications; (2002)
Event: XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals, Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, 2001, Zakopane, Poland
In the present work we focused our attention on studies of PVK:TNF hybrid polymer liquid crystal panels under short pulse laser illumination conditions. The diffraction gratings in a LC panel were induced by crossed beams generated by doubled in frequency Nd:YAG laser ((lambda) equals 532 nm) delivering pulses of 20 ps duration. So induced gratings were read by a cw laser radiation coming from a weak power He-Ne laser working at (lambda) equals 632.8 nm. The temporal evolution of intensity of first order diffraction measured in PVK:TNF hybrid liquid crystal panels shows many interesting features and complexity dependent on various experimental conditions. The substantial diffraction is observed already in time less than 1 ms after the pulse and the grating decay is completed within hundreds of milliseconds. At least three different steps of grating build-up can be distinguished which depend in various ways on the experimental conditions. A tentative mechanism of the observed responses is discussed in connection with the photoconductive properties of polymeric layers and the optical and electrical properties of the used liquid crystal E-7 (Merck).
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Stanislaw Bartkiewicz, Andrzej Miniewicz, Bouchta Sahraoui, and Francois Kajzar "Dynamics of ps-pulse induced gratings in LC panels", Proc. SPIE 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (27 June 2002);

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