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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 8, 2008

Photochemically deposited surface relief gratings of an azo-dye-labeled phospholipid from the aqueous phase

A. Kassu, J. M. Taguenang, and A. Sharma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1656-1658 (2008)

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Surface relief holographic gratings are fabricated on the polybutadiene-coated walls of a cell filled with an aqueous solution of an azo-dye-labeled phospholipid. A low power ( 2 mW ) 488 nm argon ion laser wavelength is used. Laser-excited azo dye reacts to produce a permanent surface-relief pattern on the polybutadiene substrate. Gratings are recorded for varying concentrations of the phospholipid solution as well as laser intensity. Lithographic masks are used to show that the photochemical pattern on the substrate is an exact replica of the light intensity distribution, and so the technique can be used for holographic recording as well as for biomolecular applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(240.6670) Optics at surfaces : Surface photochemistry

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2008
Published: July 21, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

A. Kassu, J. M. Taguenang, and A. Sharma, "Photochemically deposited surface relief gratings of an azo-dye-labeled phospholipid from the aqueous phase," Opt. Lett. 33, 1656-1658 (2008)

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