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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2747–2754

Relief hologram replication using a dental composite as an embossing tool

Svetlana Savić Šević and Dejan Pantelić  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2747-2754 (2005)

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A simplified method for holographic embossing tool production is presented. Surface relief diffraction gratings are holographically recorded in pullulan sensitized with ammonium dichromate (DCP). The surface structure is copied into dental photopolymer composite by direct contact and subsequent photo-polymerization. It was found that arbitrary surface micro-pattern can be replicated. Due to its excellent mechanical and thermal properties, micro-patterned dental composite can be further used as an embossing tool for mass production of holograms.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: February 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Svetlana Savi? �evi? and Dejan Panteli?, "Relief hologram replication using a dental composite as an embossing tool," Opt. Express 13, 2747-2754 (2005)

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