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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2008
  • pp: 6502–6507

Self-written waveguide in methylene blue sensitized poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer material

C. P. Jisha, V. C. Kishore, Beena Mary John, V. C. Kuriakose, K. Porsezian, and C. Sudha Kartha  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 35, pp. 6502-6507 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006502


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Abstract

We report the observation of a self-written waveguide inside a bulk methylene blue sensitized poly/vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer material. Light from a low power He–Ne laser is focused into the material, and the evolution of the beam is monitored. The refractive index of the material is modulated in the region of high intensity due to photobleaching and photopolymerization effects occurring in the material. As a result, the beam propagates through the medium without any diffraction effects.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008

Citation
C. P. Jisha, V. C. Kishore, Beena Mary John, V. C. Kuriakose, K. Porsezian, and C. Sudha Kartha, "Self-written waveguide in methylene blue sensitized poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer material," Appl. Opt. 47, 6502-6507 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-35-6502


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