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Photochromic materials for holography: issues and constraints
Author(s): Andrea Bianco; Giorgio Pariani; Alessio Zanutta; Rossella Castagna; Chiara Bertarelli
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Paper Abstract

Photochromic materials can find application in holography, thanks to the peculiar possibility to change reversibly their transparency in the visible (amplitude holography) and their refractive index in the near infrared region (phase holography). The main advantages of such materials are rewritability and self-development. A large change of the key property is crucial to obtain efficient devices and some strategies are followed, accordingly. Production of the holograms have open important issues regarding the film thickness and the nonlinear response to light, because of the strong absorption of the writing light by the material. Results related to these topics, mainly focused on diarylethene-based materials, are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8281, Practical Holography XXVI: Materials and Applications, 828104 (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908039
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Bianco, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giorgio Pariani, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Alessio Zanutta, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Rossella Castagna, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Ctr. for Nano Science and Technology (Italy)
Chiara Bertarelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Ctr. for Nano Science and Technology (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8281:
Practical Holography XXVI: Materials and Applications
Hans I. Bjelkhagen; V. Michael Bove Jr., Editor(s)

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