Accession Number:

ADA297569

Title:

Photoinduced Birefringence, Holographic Surface Gratings and Photorefractive Properties of Azo Polymers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

QUEEN'S UNIV KINGSTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1995-07-28

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Films of amorphous high-Tg polymers show an unexpected versatility in terms of device utilization. Reversible optical storage is possible by photoinducing birefringence, and either dots or waveguides can be imprinted. Surface highly efficient gratings can be inscribed, and they can also serve as entryexit points into waveguides. Finally, switches can be designed by using photorefractive properties. jg p.2

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Holography
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE