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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3776–3784

Photocrosslinking using linear polyols in xanthene dye-doped polyvinyl alcohol plates

Geminiano Martínez-Ponce and Cristina Solano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3776-3784 (2006)

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A simple and highly efficient system for holographic recording based on a polyvinyl alcohol matrix is presented. A linear polyol is added to the solution made with the polymer and a xanthene dye in order to increase the photoinduced crosslinking rate. The optimization of the film fabrication process is determined experimentally. It is found that the length of the assistant unit, the position and the number of the attached hydroxyl groups is related with the saturation level and the shelf lifetime of the holographic planar grating. Also, host matrix and photoinitiator attributes are significant in the photosensitive medium response.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

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Original Manuscript: February 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Geminiano Martínez-Ponce and Cristina Solano, "Photocrosslinking using linear polyols in xanthene dye-doped polyvinyl alcohol plates," Opt. Express 14, 3776-3784 (2006)

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