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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2006
  • pp: 7661–7666

Optimization of a thick polyvinyl alcohol–acrylamide photopolymer for data storage using a combination of angular and peristrophic holographic multiplexing

Elena Fernández, Celia García, Inmaculada Pascual, Manuel Ortuño, Sergi Gallego, and Augusto Beléndez  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 29, pp. 7661-7666 (2006)

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The capability of polyvinyl alcohol–acrylamide photopolymer materials to obtain angularly multiplexed holographic gratings has been demonstrated [Appl. Phys. B 76, 851 (2003)]. A combination of two multiplexing methods—peristrophic and angular multiplexing—is used to record 60 holograms. An exposure schedule method is used to optimize the capability of the photopolymerizable holographic material and obtain holograms with a higher, more uniform diffraction efficiency. In addition, because of this exposure schedule method, the entire dynamic range (M#) of the material will be exploited, obtaining values of approximately M # 9 in layers approximately 800 μ m thick.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2006

Elena Fernández, Celia García, Inmaculada Pascual, Manuel Ortuño, Sergi Gallego, and Augusto Beléndez, "Optimization of a thick polyvinyl alcohol-acrylamide photopolymer for data storage using a combination of angular and peristrophic holographic multiplexing," Appl. Opt. 45, 7661-7666 (2006)

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