FURI | Spring 2024

Vat Photopolymerization of Resin/Liquid Crystal Based Polarizers with Enhanced Anisotropic Property for Optical Steganography

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This research project aims to explore the potential of vat photopolymerization in creating resin/liquid crystal-based polarizers with significantly improved anisotropic properties, focusing on their application in optical steganography. By investigating optimal parameters and material choices, it seeks to advance our understanding of this fabrication technique and its implications. The study also aims to demonstrate how these advanced polarizers can be effectively utilized to encode and decode hidden optical information, thereby bolstering optical steganography techniques. The significance of this research lies in its potential to impact information security, data encryption, and communication technologies by offering more robust protection for sensitive information. Ultimately, the objective is to develop an advanced vat photopolymerization technique for fabricating enhanced polarizers and maximizing their effectiveness in concealing and revealing hidden optical data.

Student researcher

Ana Girish

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Kochi, Kerala, India

Graduation date: Spring 2024