Abstract

We investigated the influence of blue light (λ=450nm) on the optical properties of porous polyethylene terephthal ate (PET) films filled with a nematic liquid crystal (E7). In experiments, films of 12μm thickness with randomly distributed open-end pores of well-defined diameters (170, 400, 850nm) were studied. It was found that blue-light illumination of the porous PET films preliminarily treated by an azo dye solution resulted in strong intensity changes when the He–Ne laser beam passed through the sample. The observed effect can be attributed to the heating caused by the absorption of blue light by azo dye molecules.

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P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
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Murauski, A.

A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6347 (2008).
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A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, X. Li, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, J. Soc. Inf. Disp. 15, 267 (2007).
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Muravsky, A.

A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, X. Li, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, J. Soc. Inf. Disp. 15, 267 (2007).
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Musto, P.

P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Palffy-Muhoray, P.

Petti, L.

P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pezzi, L.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
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Ragosta, G.

P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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L. Sirleto, G. Coppola, G. C. Righini, and G. Abbate, Fiber Integr. Opt. 25, 175 (2006).
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Rozanski, S. A.

S. A. Rozanski, Synth. Met. 109, 245 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sirleto, L.

L. Sirleto, G. Coppola, G. C. Righini, and G. Abbate, Fiber Integr. Opt. 25, 175 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Strangi, G.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sukhoivanov, I. A.

V. Tkachenko, A. A. Dyomin, G. V. Tkachenko, G. Abbate, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, J. Opt. A 10, 055301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sukhov, A. V.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tabiryan, N. V.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Thonissen, M.

M. Thonissen, M. Marso, R. Arens-Fischer, D. Hunkel, H. Kruger, V. Ganse, and H. Luth, J. Porous Mat. 7, 205(2000).
[CrossRef]

Tkachenko, G. V.

V. Tkachenko, A. A. Dyomin, G. V. Tkachenko, G. Abbate, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, J. Opt. A 10, 055301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tkachenko, V.

V. Tkachenko, A. A. Dyomin, G. V. Tkachenko, G. Abbate, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, J. Opt. A 10, 055301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tsiboukis, T. D.

Umeton, C.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Veltri, A.

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Villano, P.

P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Vorobyova, I. V.

M. T. Bryk, A. F. Kobets, A. Kryshtal, I. V. Vorobyova, and B. V. Zajtsev, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 251, 419 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wu, S.-T.

Xu, P.

X. Li, V. M. Kozenkov, F. S.-Y. Yeung, P. Xu, V. G. Chigrinov, and H.-S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 203 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yeung, F. S.-Y.

X. Li, V. M. Kozenkov, F. S.-Y. Yeung, P. Xu, V. G. Chigrinov, and H.-S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 203 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zajtsev, B. V.

M. T. Bryk, A. F. Kobets, A. Kryshtal, I. V. Vorobyova, and B. V. Zajtsev, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 251, 419 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zografopoulos, D. C.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

P. Mormile, P. Musto, L. Petti, G. Ragosta, and P. Villano, Appl. Phys. B 70, 249 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fiber Integr. Opt. (1)

L. Sirleto, G. Coppola, G. C. Righini, and G. Abbate, Fiber Integr. Opt. 25, 175 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (2)

R. Caputo, A. De Luca, L. De Sio, L. Pezzi, G. Strangi, C. Umeton, A. Veltri, R. Asquini, A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, J. Opt. A 11, 024017 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Tkachenko, A. A. Dyomin, G. V. Tkachenko, G. Abbate, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, J. Opt. A 10, 055301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Porous Mat. (1)

M. Thonissen, M. Marso, R. Arens-Fischer, D. Hunkel, H. Kruger, V. Ganse, and H. Luth, J. Porous Mat. 7, 205(2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Soc. Inf. Disp. (1)

A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, X. Li, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, J. Soc. Inf. Disp. 15, 267 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (2)

X. Li, V. M. Kozenkov, F. S.-Y. Yeung, P. Xu, V. G. Chigrinov, and H.-S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 203 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Muravsky, A. Murauski, V. Chigrinov, and H. S. Kwok, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B (1)

M. T. Bryk, A. F. Kobets, A. Kryshtal, I. V. Vorobyova, and B. V. Zajtsev, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 251, 419 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Rad. Meas. (1)

P. Apel, Rad. Meas. 34, 559 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Synth. Met. (1)

S. A. Rozanski, Synth. Met. 109, 245 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variations of intensity of red light induced by blue-light irradiation of PET films; diameter of holes was 400 nm . Curves 1 and 3 correspond to untreated samples and 2 and 4 to those treated with azo dye. Curves 3 and 4 are at 24 ° C and 1 and 2 are at 50 ° C .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temperature dependence of red-light intensity in the absence of blue irradiation. Insets correspond to the time diagrams at different temperatures shown in Fig. 2.

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Table 1 Switching On/Off Times ( T on / T off ) at Different Diameters of Pores and Temperatures

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