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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 1998
  • pp: 8264–8269

Thick dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) films for real-time holography

Rouslan Birabassov, Nathalie Landraud, Tigran V. Galstyan, Anna Ritcey, C. Geraldine Bazuin, and Tarik Rahem  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 35, pp. 8264-8269 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.008264


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Abstract

Molding and direct-polymerization techniques are used for the fabrication of holographic materials based on dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate). The thickness of the samples obtained ranges from several micrometers to several millimeters. Pump-signal cross modulation is studied experimentally, and photophysical mechanisms responsible for refractive-index and absorption changes are discussed. Self-developing intensity and polarization holographic recording capability, strong anisotropy of diffraction, and high angular selectivity are demonstrated in thick samples.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 1998
Published: December 10, 1998

Citation
Rouslan Birabassov, Nathalie Landraud, Tigran V. Galstyan, Anna Ritcey, C. Geraldine Bazuin, and Tarik Rahem, "Thick dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) films for real-time holography," Appl. Opt. 37, 8264-8269 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-35-8264


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