Optical reconfiguration by anisotropic diffraction in holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystal memory

Akifumi Ogiwara, Minoru Watanabe

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Abstract

Holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (HPDLC) memory is fabricated by a photoinduced phase separation comprised of polymer and liquid crystal (LC) phases using laser light interference exposures. The anisotropic diffraction induced by the alignment of LC in the periodic structure of the HPDLC memory is applied to reconstruct the configuration contexts for the optically reconfigurable gate arrays. Optical reconfiguration for various circuits under parallel programmability is implemented by switching the polarization state of incident light on the HPDLC memory using a spatial light modulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5168-5177
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume51
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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