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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1736–1745

Nonlocal photopolymerization kinetics including multiple termination mechanisms and dark reactions. Part I. Modeling

Michael R. Gleeson and John T. Sheridan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 1736-1745 (2009)

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The photochemical processes present during free-radical-based holographic grating formation are examined. A kinetic model is presented, which includes, in a more nearly complete and physically realistic way, most of the major photochemical and nonlocal photopolymerization-driven diffusion effects. These effects include: (i) non-steady-state kinetics (ii) spatially and temporally nonlocal polymer chain growth (iii) time varying photon absorption (iv) diffusion controlled viscosity effects (v) multiple termination mechanisms, and (vi) inhibition. The convergence of the predictions of the resulting model is then examined. Comparisons with experimental results are carried out in Part II of this series of papers [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1746 (2009) ].

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009

Michael R. Gleeson and John T. Sheridan, "Nonlocal photopolymerization kinetics including multiple termination mechanisms and dark reactions. Part I. Modeling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1736-1745 (2009)

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