Abstract

We present an experimental demonstration of two new methods for electronically modulating diffractive structures. The first involves the creation of periodic displacement of a liquid-air interface by application of a spatially modulated electric field produced by an array of electrodes. The second method also uses an electrode array but creates a diffraction grating by selectively attracting and repelling electrophoretic particles in a dielectric fluid. Potential areas of application of these techniques include controllable holography and wavelength division multiplexing.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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