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.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
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)