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Optical Engineering

Holographic characterization of epoxy resins at 351.1 nm
Author(s): Maria Farsari; Shiping Huang; Rupert C. D. Young; Malcolm I. Heywood; Patrick J. B. Morrell; Christopher R. Chatwin
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Paper Abstract

The optical characteristics of two commercially available UV curable epoxy resins are investigated using nondegenerate four-wave mixing. The materials assessed are optimized for use with a UV argonion laser. The holographic gratings were written at a wavelength of ? 5351.1 nm for an irradiance range 0.5 to 3.0 W/cm2 and read at ? 5632.8 nm to compare the reactivity, curing speed, shrinkage, and resolution of the resins. These experiments were carried out to prove the suitability of the photopolymerization systems for microstereolithography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(10) doi: 10.1117/1.601815
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Farsari, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Shiping Huang, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Rupert C. D. Young, Univ. of Sussex at Brighton (United Kingdom)
Malcolm I. Heywood, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Patrick J. B. Morrell, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Christopher R. Chatwin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

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