A new polymer matrix sensitized with methylene blue for use as an optical recording material is described here. The characterization is done to determine the optimal recording conditions. These films need no chemical development and are found to be stable for several months. The matrix has excellent shelf life and needs an exposure only as short as 20 s. Direct imaging was done on this material.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2001
Published: April 1, 2002
M. Ushamani, K. Sreekumar, C. Sudha Kartha, and Rani Joseph, "Complex methylene-blue-sensitized polyvinyl chloride: a polymer matrix for hologram recording," Appl. Opt. 41, 1984-1988 (2002)