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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 3947–3953

Simple fabrication of diffraction gratings by two-beam interference method in highly photosensitive hybrid sol-gel films

Dong Jun Kang, Jin-Ki Kim, and Byeong-Soo Bae  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 3947-3953 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003947


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Abstract

Sol-gel hybrid materials containing a large quantity of photoactive molecules exhibited large changes in both refractive index and volume by UV exposure. The materials were used for the fabrication of diffraction gratings using the two-beam interference method. With this technique, we could simply fabricate the diffraction gratings and easily control the grating periods. The diffraction effects and efficiencies of gratings rely heavily on the UV doses and the fabricated diffraction gratings showed a good diffraction performance.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Citation
Dong Jun Kang, Jin-Ki Kim, and Byeong-Soo Bae, "Simple fabrication of diffraction gratings by two-beam interference method in highly photosensitive hybrid sol-gel films," Opt. Express 12, 3947-3953 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-17-3947


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