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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25786–25791

Nanozeolites doped photopolymer layers with reduced shrinkage

Mohesh Moothanchery, Izabela Naydenova, Svetlana Mintova, and Vincent Toal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25786-25791 (2011)

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An acrylamide based photopolymer doped with pure silica MFI-type zeolite (silicalite-1) nanoparticles has been characterized for holographic recording purposes. The concentrations of the silicalite-1 nanoparticles in the photopolymer layers were 1, 2.5, 5 and 7.5 wt. %. The inclusion of silicalite-1 nanoparticle in the photopolymer has resulted in an increase of the diffraction efficiency by up to 40%, and decrease of the shrinkage from 1.32% to 0.57%. The best results were obtained in layers doped with 5 wt. % silicalite-1 nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

Mohesh Moothanchery, Izabela Naydenova, Svetlana Mintova, and Vincent Toal, "Nanozeolites doped photopolymer layers with reduced shrinkage," Opt. Express 19, 25786-25791 (2011)

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