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Polarization dependence of holographic surface relief gratings recorded on azobenzene polymers
Author(s): Xinli Jiang; Jayant Kumar; D. Y. Kim; Lian Li; Sukant K. Tripathy
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Paper Abstract

We report our investigations of polarization dependent recording of surface relief gratings on azobenzene containing polymer films. The experimental results indicate that the localized variations of magnitude and polarization of the resultant electric field and the existence of a nonzero component of the resultant electric field along the light intensity gradient direction in the film are essential to the formation of the surface relief gratings. Large surface modulation (> 6500 angstroms) were obtained under optimal recording conditions. It has been found that under optimal recording condition, the diffraction efficiency of the surface relief grating is dependent only on the total light energy incident on the film surface and the diffraction efficiency increase rate is proportion to the intensity of recording beams.

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Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3321, 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305568
Show Author Affiliations
Xinli Jiang, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Jayant Kumar, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
D. Y. Kim, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Lian Li, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Sukant K. Tripathy, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3321:
1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Vasu K. Aatre; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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