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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1668–1682

Quantitative modeling of the reaction/diffusion kinetics of two-chemistry diffusive photopolymers

Benjamin A. Kowalski, Adam C. Urness, Martha-Elizabeth Baylor, Michael C. Cole, William L. Wilson, and Robert R. McLeod  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 1668-1682 (2014)

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A general strategy for characterizing the reaction/diffusion kinetics of photopolymer media is proposed, in which key processes are decoupled and independently measured. This strategy enables prediction of a material’s potential refractive index change, solely on the basis of its chemical components. The degree to which a material does not reach this potential reveals the fraction of monomer that has participated in unwanted reactions, reducing spatial resolution and lifetime. This approach is demonstrated for a model material similar to commercial media, achieving quantitative predictions of refractive index response over three orders of exposure dose (~1 to ~103 mJ cm−2) and feature size (0.35 to 500 μm).

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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
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Organics and Polymers

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

Benjamin A. Kowalski, Adam C. Urness, Martha-Elizabeth Baylor, Michael C. Cole, William L. Wilson, and Robert R. McLeod, "Quantitative modeling of the reaction/diffusion kinetics of two-chemistry diffusive photopolymers," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1668-1682 (2014)

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