We discuss the optical recording and relaxation of low spatial frequency gratings and negative microlenses by a dyed polyacrylamide gel. An analysis of the grating diffraction efficiency and the focal distance of microlenses is shown. A study of the evolution of the surface modulation of both types of elements with an interference microscope is also included.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 15, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2000
Published: August 1, 2000
Reyna A. Duarte-Quiroga and Sergio Calixto, "Dynamical optical microelements on dye-sensitized gels," Appl. Opt. 39, 3948-3954 (2000)