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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 329–338

Free-surface photopolymerizable recording material for volume holography

Tina Sabel, Susanna Orlic, Karl Pfeiffer, Ute Ostrzinski, and Gabi Grützner  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 329-338 (2013)

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We present a new organic photosensitive material for volume holographic recording. Advanced material composition and sample preparation eliminates the need for a protective layer and allows layer fabrication with variable thickness and a free surface. Optimized chemical formulation results in a high energetic sensitivity, high angular selectivity and high inducible refractive index contrast. We investigate the photoresponse and nonsinusoidal refractive index profiles. We demonstrate highly resolved optical structuring with up to 8000 lines per mm. Imaging of the holographic phase gratings is accomplished by optical microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Optical Storage Media

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: February 1, 2013

Tina Sabel, Susanna Orlic, Karl Pfeiffer, Ute Ostrzinski, and Gabi Grützner, "Free-surface photopolymerizable recording material for volume holography," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 329-338 (2013)

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