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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1279–1281

Improvement of thermal stability in photochromic holograms

Yuri Boiko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1279-1281 (2009)

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Significant improvement of the thermal stability of the hologram recorded on photochromic materials had been achieved via covalent bonding of the photochromic dye to the polymer matrix as compared to the host–guest systems. For the photochromic materials with covalent bonding of the dye to the polymer matrix the level of thermal stability is demonstrated such that at temperatures (T) ca. 100 ° C there was no detectable diffusion-type degradation of the hologram’s diffraction efficiency after 6 h of exposure to elevated T. The same heating of the hologram in photochromic host–guest polymer led to a full hologram erasure within 40 min .

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

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Original Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2009
Published: April 15, 2009

Yuri Boiko, "Improvement of thermal stability in photochromic holograms," Opt. Lett. 34, 1279-1281 (2009)

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