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Primary photoprocesses in real-time holographic recording material: dichromated poly(vinyl alcohol)
Author(s): Gurusamy Manivannan; Rupak Changkakoti; Roger A. Lessard; Gilles Mailhot; Michel Bolte
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Paper Abstract

Dichromated Poly(vinyl alcohol) films with and without dyes and electron donor have been employed for real-time holographic recording and for the fabrication of holographic optical elements (HOEs). The primary photoprocess of the interaction of Cr(VI) with the polymer has been followed under various experimental conditions through esr spectroscopy. The effect of the pH of the coating solution, concentration of dichromate, electron donor and dyes on the evolution of intermediates has been discussed. A suitable mechanism involving the electron transfer from the polymer to Cr(VI) leading to the formation of Cr(V) and polymer radical, which further undergoes reaction to produce Cr(III) and crosslinked polymer matrix, has been suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139186
Show Author Affiliations
Gurusamy Manivannan, Univ. Laval (United States)
Rupak Changkakoti, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Roger A. Lessard, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Gilles Mailhot, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie (France)
Michel Bolte, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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