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Self-processing photopolymer materials for holographic recording
Author(s): Daniel-Joseph Lougnot
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Paper Abstract

Photopolymer materials have been used for recording holograms since the late sixties.

A great variety of formulations and conditioning were developed with the object of meeting the requirements of specific applications in the fields of holography, information storage or optical elements.

The need for materials exhibiting a self-processing character aroused the creativity of many scientists who studied the details of the recording process in this original class of sensitive systems. In fact, the process of optical information storage that results from the coupling of the photochemically induced conversion of monomers, mass transport due to diffusion and grooving due to gradients of surface free energy can be made selfdeveloping by a proper choice of the physico chemical and photochemical parameters of the recording system.

Real-time, double exposure and time-averaged holographic interferometry, recording of image and computer generated holograms and chopped light recording are some of the typical applications of the self-developing materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1996
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 10285, Polymers in Optics: Physics, Chemistry, and Applications: A Critical Review, 102850A (6 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245265
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Daniel-Joseph Lougnot, Lab. de Photochimie Generale, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10285:
Polymers in Optics: Physics, Chemistry, and Applications: A Critical Review
Roger A. Lessard; Werner F. Frank, Editor(s)

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