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Photorefractive liquid crystals†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1996 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 8, Issue 6, pages 535–539, June 1996
How to Cite
Wiederrecht, G. P., Yoon, B. A. and Wasielewski, M. R. (1996), Photorefractive liquid crystals. Adv. Mater., 8: 535–539. doi: 10.1002/adma.19960080619
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Photorefractive liquid crystals represent the newest class of photorefractive materials. The low electric fields required for reorienting liquid crystals, combined with their high birefringence, results in the observation of photorefractivity with very low optical intensities and low applied fields. Photoinducing efficient charge transport over macroscopic distances is the primary hurdle for producing the space-charge field required for photorefractivity.