Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Modern Holographic Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)
Prof. Dr. Martin Fally
Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43 1 4277 511 10
Fax: +43 1 4277 511 81
Interests: neutron diffraction by light-induced gratings; neutron interferometry; photorefraction in centrosymmetric crystals; holographic scattering; anisotropic recording
Prof. Dr. Mirco K. Imlau
Fachbereich Physik, Universität Osnabrück, Barbarastrasse 7, D-49076 Osnabrück, Germany
Interests: light-matter-interactions; dynamical holography; (ultra-)fast spectroscopy; nonlinear optics & photonics
Driven by the impact of the holographic principle and the field of visionary holographic applications (real-time 3D-display devices, (ultra-) high density volume data storage, 3D-microscopy at the atomic scale), several research groups have focussed their work on the study and development of appropriate holographic materials in recent years. This trend has been fostered by the progress obtained in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, because novel approaches for targeted material design on the sub-wavelength scale became possible (bottom-up approach, hybrid nano-materials, etc.).
As a result, we recognize a variety of advanced materials today that are applicable for modern holography. The latter includes recording and subsequent reconstruction using e.g., (ultra-)short laser pulses, electrons, X-rays or neutrons. Such advanced materials typically are far beyond the class of well-established materials, e.g., films whose function is based on chemical post-processing or crystals featuring the photorefractive effect.
It is the aim of this Special Issue to collect information on the most recent developments of advanced materials providing high potential for modern holography. These materials might be diverse and range from semiconductors with DX-centers to molecular crystals with photo-induced linkage isomerism to materials that can be explored using neutron holography with atomic resolution. Included are also functionalized materials with extended holographic properties such as e.g., holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals, optically addressable liquid crystal elastomers or nanoparticle-polymer composites.
We further seek for contributions that address the field of visionary applications enabled by these materials.
This Special Issue is intended to represent the first step of establishing an international platform for researchers who are focusing on advanced materials for modern holographic applications.
Prof. Dr. Martin Fally
Prof. Dr. Mirco K. Imlau
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- advanced holographic recording materials & optical storage media
- polymer dispersed liquid crystals
- nanoparticle polymer composites
- liquid crystals elastomers
- composite polymeric materials
- photosensitive glasses
- photoinduced metastable states
- matter wave diffractive optics and holography (X-rays, neutrons, electrons)
- holographic optical elements
Materials 2012, 5(2), 227-238; doi:10.3390/ma5020227
Received: 17 November 2011; in revised form: 17 January 2012 / Accepted: 19 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2046 KB)
Article: Kinetics of Holographic Recording and Spontaneous Erasure Processes in Light-Sensitive Liquid Crystal Elastomers
Materials 2012, 5(5), 741-753; doi:10.3390/ma5050741
Received: 20 February 2012; in revised form: 16 March 2012 / Accepted: 22 March 2012 / Published: 25 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (650 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(5), 772-783; doi:10.3390/ma5050772
Received: 28 March 2012; in revised form: 26 April 2012 / Accepted: 28 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (379 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(5), 784-817; doi:10.3390/ma5050784
Received: 14 March 2012; in revised form: 24 April 2012 / Accepted: 25 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (987 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(6), 1155-1175; doi:10.3390/ma5061155
Received: 26 March 2012; in revised form: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (5265 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(8), 1373-1388; doi:10.3390/ma5081373
Received: 4 June 2012; in revised form: 1 August 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 15 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (590 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(8), 1462-1476; doi:10.3390/ma5081462
Received: 3 April 2012; in revised form: 19 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 July 2012 / Published: 21 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (271 KB)
Article: Quickly Updatable Hologram Images Using Poly(N-vinyl Carbazole) (PVCz) Photorefractive Polymer Composite
Materials 2012, 5(8), 1477-1486; doi:10.3390/ma5081477
Received: 27 June 2012; in revised form: 1 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 22 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (583 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(9), 1546-1559; doi:10.3390/ma5091546
Received: 18 July 2012; in revised form: 13 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1296 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(10), 1954-1971; doi:10.3390/ma5101954
Received: 13 August 2012; in revised form: 18 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (362 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2788-2815; doi:10.3390/ma5122788
Received: 22 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3968 KB)
Article: Holographic Spectroscopy: Wavelength-Dependent Analysis of Photosensitive Materials by Means of Holographic Techniques
Materials 2013, 6(1), 334-358; doi:10.3390/ma6010334
Received: 15 November 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 23 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1614 KB)
Last update: 3 January 2013