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Irena DrevenŠek Olenik

Jozef Stefan Institute


Dr. IRENA DREVENŠEK OLENIK working as Researcher in Department of COMPLEX MATTER, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Research Interest

– nonlinear optical response of organic materials – growth and characterization of organic thin films (biological molecules, polymers, dyes) on solid substrates – switchable surface layers for liquid crystal alignment – one-dimensional aggregation in molecular solutions – lyotropic liquid crystal polymorphism of biological molecules – polymer-liquid crystal composite materials for electrooptic and photonic applications


  • Gregorc M, Li H, Domenici V, Ambrožič G, Čopič M, Drevenšek-Olenik I. Optical properties of light-sensitive liquid-crystal elastomers in the vicinity of the nematic-paranematic phase transition. Physical Review E. 2013 Feb 20;87(2):022507.

  • Fally M, Drevensek-Olenik I, Ellabban MA, Pranzas KP, Vollbrandt J. Colossal light-induced refractive-index modulation for neutrons in holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals. Physical review letters. 2006 Oct 17;97(16):167803.

  • Ellabban MA, Fally M, Uršič H, Drevenšek-Olenik I. Holographic scattering in photopolymer-dispersed liquid crystals. Applied Physics Letters. 2005 Oct 10;87(15):151101.

  • Devetak M, Zupančič B, Lebar A, Umek P, Zalar B, Domenici V, Ambrožič G, Žigon M, Čopič M, Drevenšek-Olenik I. Micropatterning of light-sensitive liquid-crystal elastomers. Physical Review E. 2009 Nov 24;80(5):050701.

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