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Hologram formation reconsidered in dichromated polyvinylalcohol: polymer cross-linking around chromium (V)
Author(s): Michele Bolte; Yael Israeli; Fatma Djouani; Agnes Rivaton; Lawrence Frezet; Roger A. Lessard
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Paper Abstract

The photochemical behavior of dichromated polyvinylalcohol (DCPVA) films was analysed upon exposure at 365 nm in connection with the hologram quality recorded in such a photosensitive material. The evolution of both involved species, chromium and polyvinylalcohol, were quantified by implementing an innovative approach. This approach combines the monitoring of the structural modification of the polymeric matrix and the fate of the various chromium species ((VI), (V) and (III)). For the first time, it was established that chromium (V) was at the origin of the cross-linking implied in the hologram formation by acting as a bridge between hydroxyl groups of the polymeric chains. A second unanswered question was also elucidated. The improvement brought by ammonium dichromate with respect to potassium dichromate involves amide groups as additional chelating sites for chromium (V) resulting in the increase of the matrix cross-linking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5742, Practical Holography XIX: Materials and Applications, (21 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590395
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Michele Bolte, Lab. de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, Univ. Blaise Pascal/CNRS (France)
Yael Israeli, Lab. de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, Univ. Blaise Pascal/CNRS (France)
Fatma Djouani, Lab. de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, Univ. Blaise Pascal/CNRS (France)
Agnes Rivaton, Lab. de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, Univ. Blaise Pascal/CNRS (France)
Lawrence Frezet, Lab. de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, Univ. Blaise Pascal/CNRS (France)
Roger A. Lessard, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5742:
Practical Holography XIX: Materials and Applications
Tung H. Jeong; Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Editor(s)

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