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Materials 2012, 5(5), 772-783; doi:10.3390/ma5050772

Biophotopol: A Sustainable Photopolymer for Holographic Data Storage Applications

Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, Alicante E03080, Spain
Instituto Universitario de Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnologías, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, Alicante E03080, Spain
Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomía, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, Alicante E03080, Spain
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Received: 28 March 2012 / Revised: 26 April 2012 / Accepted: 28 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Materials for Modern Holographic Applications)
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Photopolymers have proved to be useful for different holographic applications such as holographic data storage or holographic optical elements. However, most photopolymers have certain undesirable features, such as the toxicity of some of their components or their low environmental compatibility. For this reason, the Holography and Optical Processing Group at the University of Alicante developed a new dry photopolymer with low toxicity and high thickness called biophotopol, which is very adequate for holographic data storage applications. In this paper we describe our recent studies on biophotopol and the main characteristics of this material. View Full-Text
Keywords: holographic materials; photopolymers; low toxicity holographic materials; photopolymers; low toxicity

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Ortuño, M.; Gallego, S.; Márquez, A.; Neipp, C.; Pascual, I.; Beléndez, A. Biophotopol: A Sustainable Photopolymer for Holographic Data Storage Applications. Materials 2012, 5, 772-783.

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