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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2003
  • pp: 181–190

Temporal evolution of the angular response of a holographic diffraction grating in PVA/acrylamide photopolymer

S. Gallego, M. Ortuño, C. Neipp, C. García, A. Beléndez, and I. Pascual  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 181-190 (2003)

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In this paper we evaluate the temporal evolution, after exposure, of a diffraction grating stored in a PVA/acrylamide photopolymer. We also study the overmodulation of the refractive index inside the hologram, which gives rise to a particular behaviour of the angular response of diffraction efficiency. This evolution takes place in our photopolymer due to the incorporation of dimethylacrylamide (DMAA), which is a liquid at room temperature and so favours diffusion of the species in solution from the zones of greater concentration to those of lower concentration.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2003
Published: January 27, 2003

S. Gallego, M. Ortuno, C. Neipp, C. Garcia, A. Belendez, and Inmaculada Pascual, "Temporal evolution of the angular response of a holographic diffraction grating in PVA/acrylamide photopolymer," Opt. Express 11, 181-190 (2003)

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