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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18106–18112

Highly sensitive and spatially resolved polyvinyl alcohol/acrylamide photopolymer for real-time holographic applications

Jianhua Zhu, Guixi Wang, Yi Hao, Bang Xie, and Andrew Y S Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18106-18112 (2010)

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By employing low molecular-weight polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as binder, the spatial resolution of a red-sensitive PVA/acrylamide based photopolymer are improved from 1000 lines/mm to 3000 lines/mm. By increasing the ambient temperature during the holographic recording, the photosensitivity of photopolymer is also increased about 5 times. The optimized photopolymer system has high capacity such as high photosensitivity (8 mJ/cm2), high spatial resolution (over 3000 lines/mm) and high diffraction efficiency (over 94%). To our knowledge, its holographic recording performance is the best of ever reported PVA/acrylamide based photopolymer systems. It has good application prospects in real-time holographic interferometry, holographic storage and holographic display.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Jianhua Zhu, Guixi Wang, Yi Hao, Bang Xie, and Andrew Y. S. Cheng, "Highly sensitive and spatially resolved polyvinyl alcohol/acrylamide photopolymer for real-time holographic applications," Opt. Express 18, 18106-18112 (2010)

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