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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 3399–3402

Holography in commercially available photoetchable glasses

Michael Kösters, Hung-Te Hsieh, Demetri Psaltis, and Karsten Buse  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3399-3402 (2005)

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Volume holographic gratings are recorded and retrieved in two commercially available glasses: Schott Foturan and Hoya PEG3. These materials are photoetchable, which describes their major application, but they also allow storage of volume holograms without any chemical etching. The samples are illuminated with ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 325 nm and thermally processed to achieve a maximum diffraction efficiency of ≈9% for a 1-mm-thick sample. The two glasses show similar behavior; the diffraction efficiencies in Foturan tend to be slightly larger, whereas PEG3 tends to have weaker light scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005

Michael Kösters, Hung-Te Hsieh, Demetri Psaltis, and Karsten Buse, "Holography in commercially available photoetchable glasses," Appl. Opt. 44, 3399-3402 (2005)

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