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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 807–809

Dichromated pullulan as a novel photosensitive holographic material

Dejan Pantelić, Svetlana Savić, and Dragica Jakovljevic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 807-809 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000807


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Abstract

We found that pullulan [an a -glucan with (1→4) and (1→6) linkages] doped with chromium ions posseses promising holographic properties. It is environmentally stable and is capable of registering high spatial frequencies (as many as 1500 lines/mm) and producing surface relief. At 1000 lines/mm pullulan’s diffraction efficiency was 4%. Chemical treatment of pullulan with a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol is simple. However, as expected from analogy with dichromated gelatin, pullulan is sensitive in only the blue-green region of the spectrum.

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

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Dejan Pantelić, Svetlana Savić, and Dragica Jakovljevic, "Dichromated pullulan as a novel photosensitive holographic material," Opt. Lett. 23, 807-809 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-10-807


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