Abstract

Polarization-controlled optical image operations were demonstrated based on the double-exposure polarization holographic method. Two images were stored in the same volume of an azobenzene liquid-crystalline polymer by recording superimposed holograms, a pair of polarization gratings with one spatial frequency, using two orthogonal circularly polarized 532 nm beams and were reconstructed with a 650 nm laser. The recorded polarization holographic gratings were investigated to show distinctive polarization selectivity, high diffraction efficiency, and good stability. The brightness and the polarization of the diffracted images were found to be dependent on the polarization of the readout beam, and two images could be reconstructed individually or simultaneously.

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