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

Personal Author(s) : Ho, M. S. ; Barrett, C. ; Rochon, P. ; Natansohn, A.

PDF Url : ADA297569

Report Date : 28 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

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 entry/exit points into waveguides. Finally, switches can be designed by using photorefractive properties. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *SURFACES, *GRATINGS(SPECTRA), *HOLOGRAPHY, *BIREFRINGENCE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, FILMS, EFFICIENCY, WAVEGUIDES, REVERSIBLE, REFRACTION, OPTICAL STORAGE, UTILIZATION, DIAZO COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Holography
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE