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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1370–1372

Fabrication of a pure polarization grating in a cross-linked azopolymer by polarization-modulated holography

Jingli Zhou, Jing Shen, Jianjun Yang, Yan Ke, Keyi Wang, and Qijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1370-1372 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001370


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Abstract

A cross-linked azopolymer with high optical and thermal stability was prepared. A pure polarization grating without surface topology was fabricated from cross-linked azopolymer by polarization holography by use of orthogonal linearly polarized beams from a He Cd laser with a power density of 60 mW cm 2 . The surface relief structure was investigated by atomic-force microscopy, and the polarization grating was observed by polarization optical microscopy. The grating spacing is 1.5 μ m . The grating is stable at room temperature and can endure repeated writing–erasing.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2006

Citation
Jingli Zhou, Jing Shen, Jianjun Yang, Yan Ke, Keyi Wang, and Qijin Zhang, "Fabrication of a pure polarization grating in a cross-linked azopolymer by polarization-modulated holography," Opt. Lett. 31, 1370-1372 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1370


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