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Surface charge screening and boundary conditions for high two-beam coupling gain in pure liquid crystals

Dyadyusha, Andriy, Kaczmarek, Malgosia, Gilchrist, Graham, D'Alessandro, Giampaolo, Parka, Janusz and Dabrowski, Roman S., (2004) Surface charge screening and boundary conditions for high two-beam coupling gain in pure liquid crystals Vere, Anthony W., Grote, James G. and Kajzar, Francois (eds.) In Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology. vol. 5621, International Society for Optical Engineering., pp. 133-140. (doi:10.1117/12.578530).

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We report on asymmetric two-beam coupling and the ways of controlling it in liquid crystals cells with photoconducting polymer layers. The cells had one of the substrates covered with a photoconductive polymer layer, namely PVK, photosensitised with C60 to respond to visible light. Efficient gain was measured in 30 micron thick cells with two incident beams having the same intensity. We present a model of two-beam coupling gain based on the build-up and discharge of surface charge screening layers, spatially modulated due to the photoconductivity of doped PVK. The simulation of electric field distribution inside a liquid crystal cell for different two-beam coupling grating spacing showed different penetration of field into the liquid crystal bulk. The characteristics of dynamics, magnitude of two-beam coupling and the efficiency of diffraction were determined for different values of applied DC field, cell configuration and liquid crystals. We found that the direction of energy flow was determined just by the cell tilt and not by the DC field bias.

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Published date: 2004
Venue - Dates: Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology, 2004-10-25 - 2004-10-27


Local EPrints ID: 15124
ISBN: 0819455741
PURE UUID: 8c1fe678-5915-4f50-865c-a1bd97d935ee
ORCID for Giampaolo D'Alessandro: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Mar 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:51

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Author: Andriy Dyadyusha
Author: Malgosia Kaczmarek
Author: Graham Gilchrist
Author: Janusz Parka
Author: Roman S. Dabrowski
Editor: Anthony W. Vere
Editor: James G. Grote
Editor: Francois Kajzar

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