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Holographic recordings on 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and applications of water-immersed holograms
Author(s): Araz Yacoubian; Gajendra D. Savant; Tin M. Aye
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Paper Abstract

A new holographic recording medium based on poly-2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) and visible light sensitizer is investigated. The holographic recordings are based on photo- induced polymerization of HEMA, using Camphorquinone as a visible light sensitizer. The medium has several advantages. Namely, it does not require extensive processing and survives high humidity conditions, including water immersion. Several experiments have been conducted to analyze the behavior of this medium, including analysis of recording parameters using a real-time holographic recording/playback setup, precuring, swelling, and water survivability tests. Water-immersion survivability of our material is a unique characteristic that can be incorporated in novel holographic and optical systems, such as water immersed holographic optical elements. New possibilities and applications are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1559, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50689
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Araz Yacoubian, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1559:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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