Comparison of a new self developing photopolymer with AA/PVA based photopolymer utilizing the NPDD model


Gleeson, M. R. and Sheridan, J. T. (2011) Comparison of a new self developing photopolymer with AA/PVA based photopolymer utilizing the NPDD model. Optics Express, 19 (27). pp. 26325-26342. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

The development of suitable recording media for applications such as holographic optical elements and holographic data storage are of significant research and commercial interest. In this paper, a photopolymer material developed by Bayer MaterialScience is examined using various optical techniques and then characterised using the Non-local Photopolymerization Driven Diffusion model. This material demonstrates the capabilities of a new class of photopolymer offering high index modulation, full colour recording, high light sensitivity and environmental stability. One key result of this study is the material’s high spatial frequency resolution, indicating a very low non-local effect, thus qualifying it as a very good storage medium.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Diffraction gratings; Volume gratings; Holographic optical elements; Optical storage materials; Photosensitive materials; Polymers;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 3598
Depositing User: Michael Gleeson
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 08:28
Journal or Publication Title: Optics Express
Publisher: Optics Society of America
Refereed: Yes
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