Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, Brittany Lynn
    Pages 1-63
  3. Anatoly V. Vannikov, Antonina D. Grishina
    Pages 157-186
  4. Roberto Termine, Attilio Golemme
    Pages 187-222
  5. Dean R. Evans, Gary Cook, Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, Carl M. Liebig, Sergey A. Basun, Partha P. Banerjee
    Pages 223-247
  6. Partha P. Banerjee, Dean R. Evans, Carl M. Liebig
    Pages 249-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-318

About this book


This book provides comprehensive, state-of-the art coverage of photorefractive organic compounds, a class of material with the ability to change their index of refraction upon illumination. The change is both dynamic and reversible. Dynamic because no external processing is required for the index modulation to be revealed, and reversible because the index change can be modified or suppressed by altering the illumination pattern. These properties make photorefractive materials very attractive candidates for many applications such as image restoration, correlation, beam conjugation, non-destructive testing, data storage, imaging through scattering media, holographic imaging, and display. The field of photorefractive organic materials is also closely related to organic photovoltaic and light emitting diode (OLED), which makes new discoveries in one field applicable to others.

  • Covers both fundamentals and applications
  • Presents exciting new developments in PR organic materials from new molecular chromophores and quantum dots through nanoparticle dopants
  • Discusses applications of photorefractive polymers for nondestructive testing
  • Represents essential reading for graduate students through academic and industry researchers


Holographic Display Holographic Imaging Image Restoration Image Trough Scattering Media OLED Book PR Materials Applications PR Materials Telecommunication Photorefractive Effect Theory Photorefractive Organic Materials Photorefractive Polymer Materials Photorefractivity for Holographic 3D Display Photorefractivity for Non Destructive Testing Photorefractivity for Video-rate Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre-Alexandre Blanche
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Optical SciencesThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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