OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2000
  • pp: 2353–2358

Effect of film thickness on the performance of photopolymers as holographic recording materials

Joel E. Boyd, Timothy J. Trentler, Rajeev K. Wahi, Yadira I. Vega-Cantu, and Vicki L. Colvin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 2353-2358 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.002353


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (93 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An important issue in developing applications for photopolymers in holography is the effect of film thickness on recording properties. Now it is possible to create these samples with a much wider range of thickness (d = 20–1400 µm) than was previously available. We exploit these recent advances in photopolymer processing to systematically evaluate how the dynamic range of a photopolymer depends on its thickness. The results illustrate that sample performance increases linearly with thickness as predicted by standard models of volume holography. However, above a critical thickness sample performance degrades, and the angular response of recorded plane-wave holograms shows evidence of grating curvature. These distortions are likely the result of photopolymer shrinkage, which in thicker samples occurs in a nonuniform fashion. This problem limits the performance of these photopolymers and is likely to be an issue for any photopolymer that undergoes comparable polymerization shrinkage.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2000
Published: May 10, 2000

Citation
Joel E. Boyd, Timothy J. Trentler, Rajeev K. Wahi, Yadira I. Vega-Cantu, and Vicki L. Colvin, "Effect of film thickness on the performance of photopolymers as holographic recording materials," Appl. Opt. 39, 2353-2358 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-14-2353

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited