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Holographic recording on azo-polymer film
Author(s): Kenji Harada; Toyohiko Yatagai
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Paper Abstract

Surface relief holograms are fabricated by means of irradiation of laser interference patterns. The diffraction efficiency and the surface relief depth depend on the writing energy and the polarization of the writing laser beam. This structure is very stable at temperatures under glass transition temperature Tg and can be erased by heating above Tg. We proposed a new technique to control the surface relief structure. The electric charge was deposited on the surface relief grating in a corona- depositing poling setup in an oven. The first-order diffraction efficiency measured before and after corona discharge increased from about 0.24 percent to about 28 percent. This diffraction efficiency increase is mainly caused by the increase of the relief depth caused by the electric charge. The relief depth is increased form 20 nm to 350 nm by corona charging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4659, Practical Holography XVI and Holographic Materials VIII, (3 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469286
Show Author Affiliations
Kenji Harada, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Toyohiko Yatagai, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4659:
Practical Holography XVI and Holographic Materials VIII
Sylvia H. Stevenson; T. John Trout; Stephen A. Benton; Sylvia H. Stevenson; T. John Trout, Editor(s)

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