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Photopolymerizable glass with high refractive index species: overview of emerging implementations
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of the main properties and the emerging implementations corresponding to a photopolymerizable glass modified with high refractive index species (HRIS) incorporated at molecular level. The study concerns to transmission and reflection holograms in Bragg and Raman-Nath regimens and polarization properties of gratings with high spatial frequencies are also analyzed demonstrating a strong dependence of the refractive index modulation with the polarization state of the reading beam. Not limited to the study of the optical properties of the photopolymerizable glass we propose two applications of the holographic material. The first one is the fabrication of polarizers elements with high performance at low cost such us holographic polarizers and holographic polarizers beam splitters. The second application concerns to the holographic recording of stables modes exhibiting high diffraction efficiency. Also, we have recently extended our studies to ultrashort pulse lasers in femtosecond regime. The photopolymerizable gratings are good candidates as optic elements to beam manipulation of ultrashort pulse lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7505, Optical Data Storage 2009, 750516 (31 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.838517
Show Author Affiliations
M. L. Calvo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
O. Martínez-Matos, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
J. A. Rodrigo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
T. Alieva, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
M. P. Hernández-Garay, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
E. A. Martí, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
P. Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7505:
Optical Data Storage 2009

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