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
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Interests: neutron diffraction by light-induced gratings; neutron interferometry; photorefraction in centrosymmetric crystals; holographic scattering; anisotropic recording
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
- 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