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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2008
  • pp: 206–212

Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of the polymerization rate in an acrylamide-based photopolymer

Raghavendra Jallapuram, Izabela Naydenova, Hugh J. Byrne, Suzanne Martin, Robert Howard, and Vincent Toal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 206-212 (2008)

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Investigations of polymerization rates in an acrylamide-based photopolymer are presented. The polymerization rate for acrylamide and methylenebisacrylamide was determined by monitoring the changes in the characteristic vibrational peaks at 1284 and 1607 cm 1 corresponding to the bending mode of the CH bond and CC double bonds of acrylamide and in the characteristic peak at 1629 cm 1 corresponding to the carbon–carbon double bond of methylenebisacrylamide using Raman spectroscopy. To study the dependence of the polymerization rate on intensity and to find the dependence parameter, the polymerization rate constant is measured at different intensities. A comparison with a commercially available photopolymer shows that the polymerization rate in this photopolymer is much faster.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: October 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: January 8, 2008

Raghavendra Jallapuram, Izabela Naydenova, Hugh J. Byrne, Suzanne Martin, Robert Howard, and Vincent Toal, "Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of the polymerization rate in an acrylamide-based photopolymer," Appl. Opt. 47, 206-212 (2008)

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