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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 3948–3954

Dynamical optical microelements on dye-sensitized gels

Reyna A. Duarte-Quiroga and Sergio Calixto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 22, pp. 3948-3954 (2000)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects

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)

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