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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 10, 2007
  • pp: 255–256

Optically inscribed surface-relief zone plates in azo polymer films

Jun Yang, Bin Guo, Douguo Zhang, Pei Wang, and Hai Ming  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 255-256 (2007)

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We describe a simple and cost-effective holographic method for the fabrication of surface-relief zone plates. The zone plate is inscribed by interference between the first- and second-order diffracted waves from an ion-etched Fresnel zone plate. The inscribed surface-relief zone plates are observed by atomic force microscope (AFM). The formation process of the surface grating and the mass diffusion in azo polymer are analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Jun Yang, Bin Guo, Douguo Zhang, Pei Wang, and Hai Ming, "Optically inscribed surface-relief zone plates in azo polymer films," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 255-256 (2007)

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