Photopolymerizable nanoparticle-polymer composite (NPC) is a photonic nanocomposite material consisting of photopolymer uniformly dispersed with nanoparticles (e.g., SiO2 and ZrO2) [1]. The distribution of dispersed nanoparticles can be manipulated holographically by light. This technique, the so-called holographic assembly of nanoparticles in polymer [2], enables us to perform the single step formation of large area photonic lattice structures for photonic applications such as holographic data storage, holographic diffractive elements and nonlinear optics [1]. Furthermore, we showed that holographic NPC gratings could control slow-neutron (cold and very cold neutron) beams for neutron interferometer [3].

© 2019 IEEE

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription