Light driven optical switching of the surface stabilized antiferroelectric liquid crystals

Marek Sutkowski , W. Piecek , Tomasz Marek Grudniewski , Janusz Parka , Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki


A holographic grating's recording onto liquid crystal (LC) cells filled with nematic mixtures was widely discussed over the last decade (Sutkowski et al., 2006) [1]. Recently, the optical recordings using polar liquid crystals – synclinic SmC⁎ and anticlinic View the MathML source phases at the surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal structures (SSFLC) were reported (Sutkowski et al., 2009) [2]. Among the others, SSFLCs provide such attractive properties like submicrosecond switching and the easily induced memory effect, which are desired at contemporary re-writable holography applications. Using SS(A)FLC the micrometer size gratings are also generated (Clark and Lagerwal, 1980) [3]. Here we present a study of the performance of recording of a phase grating of 20 micron resolution using custom fabricated measuring cells with photosensitive orienting layers. The photo- and electro-optical properties of the selected synclinic SmC⁎ and anticlinic View the MathML source structures have been examined and presented. Various operating modes of studied structures are shown and described. The charge transfer mechanism of the optically driven switching is proposed and discussed.
Author Marek Sutkowski IMiO
Marek Sutkowski,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, W. Piecek
W. Piecek,,
, Tomasz Marek Grudniewski IMiO
Tomasz Marek Grudniewski,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Janusz Parka IMiO
Janusz Parka,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki
Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki,,
Journal seriesOptics and Lasers in Engineering, ISSN 0143-8166
Issue year2011
Publication size in sheets0.5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 1.838 (2) - 2011=1.66 (5)
Citation count*3 (2015-02-24)
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