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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 2886–2891

Investigation on the panchromaticity of silver-doped poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer

Pramitha Vayalamkuzhi, Rani Joseph, Krishnapillai Sreekumar, and Cheranellore Sudha Kartha  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 18, pp. 2886-2891 (2011)

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An investigation on the panchromaticity of a silver-doped poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer system is presented in this paper. Frequency-doubled Nd:YAG ( 532 nm ) and Ar + ( 488 nm ) lasers were used for the characterization of the films. Previous studies using an He–Ne laser ( 632.8 nm ) showed that plane-wave transmission grating with a high diffraction efficiency of 75% could be stored in the optimized film. From the present study, it was noted that transmission gratings with 70% diffraction efficiency could be recorded using Ar + and Nd:YAG lasers, thereby elucidating the possibility of using the developed photopolymer system as a competent panchromatic recording medium.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011

Pramitha Vayalamkuzhi, Rani Joseph, Krishnapillai Sreekumar, and Cheranellore Sudha Kartha, "Investigation on the panchromaticity of silver-doped poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer," Appl. Opt. 50, 2886-2891 (2011)

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