An improved method for separating the kinetics of anisotropic and topographic gratings in side-chain azobenzene polyesters

M. Helgert, B. Fleck, L. Wenke, Søren Hvilsted, P.S. Ramanujam

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    Abstract

    The induction of anisotropy gratings in side-chain azobenzene polyesters is accompanied by the formation of surface relief. We introduce an improved holographic method to separate the contributions of the anisotropic and the topographic part to the diffraction efficiency by analyzing the polarization of the first-order diffracted beam. The main advantage of this method is that both parts can be determined simultaneously by only one measurement. Furthermore the displacement between both gratings can be determined in a similar manner. Experimental results obtained with two different polyesters are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Physics B-Lasers and Optics
    Volume70
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)803-807
    ISSN0946-2171
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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