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In 1995, an expedition on board the research vessel FS Polarstern explored the impact site of the Eltanin asteroid in the Southern Ocean, the only known asteroid impact into a deep ocean basin. Analyses of the geological record of the impact region place the event in the late Pliocene (approximately 2.15 Myr) and constrain the size of the asteroid to be >1(More)
Recently, a novel class of photoaddressable polymers (PAPs) has been reported, which allows for reversible photorecording with values of the photoinduced birefringence in excess of 0.2. These polymers are copolymers of methacrylate-type monomers with a mesogenic and a nonmesogEnic photoactive azobenzene in the side chain. This report presents a detailed(More)
An optically triggered liquid crystal infiltrated Q-switched photonic crystal laser is demonstrated. A photonic crystal laser cavity was designed and fabricated to support two orthogonally polarized high-Q cavity modes after liquid crystal infiltration. By controlling the liquid crystal orientation via a layer of photoaddressable polymer and a writing(More)
Optimization of holography recording in photopolymers was studied from the point of view of a quite general process, that is, the photogeneration of radicals. On the basis of a dye/coinitiator photoinitiating system, the effect of primary events and their relative efficiency was investigated with respect to the final overall properties, such as the(More)
Optical data storage has had a major impact on daily life since its introduction to the market in 1982. Compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs), and Blu-ray discs (BDs) are universal data-storage formats with the advantage that the reading and writing of the digital data does not require contact and is therefore wear-free. These formats allow(More)
Polymer fractionation yields materials with higher average molar masses and thus substantially increased glass transition temperatures. We apply this technique to a photoaddressable polymer that exhibits high electro-optic coefficients, in order to enhance the thermal stability of the poled material. The degree of orientation of the dipolar chromophores is(More)
A novel directional backlight system based on volume-holographic optical elements (VHOEs) is demonstrated for time-sequential autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3-D) flat-panel displays. Here, VHOEs are employed to control the direction of light for a time-multiplexed display for each of the left and the right view. Those VHOEs are fabricated by recording(More)
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