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Metal-doped photosensitive materials: correlation between photoreactivity and holography
Author(s): Michel Bolte; Christine Pizzocaro; Roger A. Lessard
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Paper Abstract

Dichromated polyacrylic acid (DCPAA) and dichromated polyvinylalcohol (DCPVA) have been investigated with a double approach: photochemical behavior and holographic results. The study focused on two particular systems: the effect of the addition of nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) or dimethylformamide to the photosensitive material. From the photochemical mechanism it was possible to assess that the complexing ability of both compounds plays a major role in the optimization of the holographic properties of the material. On the contrary, the presence of an electron donor like NTA in DCPAA is less favorable. A close correlation seems to be present between the photochemical behavior and the results obtained in holography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3897, Advanced Photonic Sensors and Applications, (11 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.369317
Show Author Affiliations
Michel Bolte, Univ. Blaise Pascal (France)
Christine Pizzocaro, Univ. Blaise Pascal (France)
Roger A. Lessard, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3897:
Advanced Photonic Sensors and Applications

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