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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 6553–6557

Study of reflection gratings recorded in polyvinyl alcohol/acrylamide-based photopolymer

Rosa Fuentes, Elena Fernández, Celia García, Augusto Beléndez, and Inmaculada Pascual  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 34, pp. 6553-6557 (2009)

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High-spatial-frequency fringes associated with reflection holographic optical elements are difficult to obtain with currently available recording materials. In this work, holographic reflection gratings were stored in a polyvinyl alcohol/acrylamide photopolymer. This material is formed of acrylamide photo polymer, which is considered interesting material for optical storage applications such as holographic memories. The experimental procedure for examining the high-spatial-frequency response of this material is explained, and the experimental results obtained are presented. With the aim of obtaining the best results, the performance of different material compositions is compared.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Original Manuscript: July 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2009
Published: November 20, 2009

Rosa Fuentes, Elena Fernández, Celia García, Augusto Beléndez, and Inmaculada Pascual, "Study of reflection gratings recorded in polyvinyl alcohol/acrylamide-based photopolymer," Appl. Opt. 48, 6553-6557 (2009)

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