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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8543–8549

Modified polymethylmethacrylate as a base for thermostable optical recording media

L.P. Krul, V. Matusevich, D. Hoff, R. Kowarschik, Yu.I Matusevich, G.V. Butovskaya, and E.A. Murashko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8543-8549 (2007)

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A possibility to improve the thermal properties of holographic gratings in a photosensitive system based on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and to enhance simultaneously the adhesion of the photopolymer to soda-lime glass is demonstrated. The modified PMMA was prepared by radical copolymerisation of methylmethacrylate (MMA) with acrylic acid (AA). Polymer films deposited from samples of the copolymer of MMA with AA containing 9,10-phenanthrenequinone additives were used as a photosensitive material for the recording of holographic gratings. It is possible to generate gratings that are thermally stable up to 200°C using this modified PMMA. Dynamic thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis and thermal mechanic analyses were used to determine the dependence of the thermal stability of the modified PMMA on the composition and the structure of its macromolecules.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: March 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2007
Published: June 25, 2007

L. P. Krul, V. Matusevich, D. Hoff, R. Kowarschik, Yu. I. Matusevich, G. V. Butovskaya, and E. A. Murashko, "Modified polymethylmethacrylate as a base for thermostable optical recording media," Opt. Express 15, 8543-8549 (2007)

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