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Dichromated (PVA-PAA) material: optimization of the holographic response
Author(s): Roger A. Lessard; Bruno Robert; Emmanuel Laurencon; David Deswasmes; Christine Pizzocaro; Michele Bolte
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Paper Abstract

The holographic properties of mixed dichromated [polyvinylalcohol (PVA)/polyacrylic acid (PAA)] were investigated and compared to the pure photosensitive materials DCPVA and DCPAA. It appeared that the addition of 25% in weight of PVA in PAA strongly increase the diffraction efficiency (DE) of the resulting hologram. On the contrary, the addition of PAA in PVA only slightly increases DE values. In the last case, the addition of a complexing agent such as dimethylformamide DMF improves the hologram quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543528
Show Author Affiliations
Roger A. Lessard, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Bruno Robert, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Emmanuel Laurencon, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (Canada)
David Deswasmes, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Christine Pizzocaro, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Michele Bolte, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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