Blazed Gratings Recorded in Absorbent Photopolymers
AbstractPhase diffractive optical elements, which have many interesting applications, are usually fabricated using a photoresist. In this paper, they were made using a hybrid optic-digital system and a photopolymer as recording medium. We analyzed the characteristics of the input and recording light and then simulated the generation of blazed gratings with different spatial periods in different types of photopolymers using a diffusion model. Finally, we analyzed the output and diffraction efficiencies of the 0 and 1st order so as to compare the simulated values with those measured experimentally. We evaluated the effects of index matching in a standard PVA/AA photopolymer, and in a variation of Biophotopol, a more biocompatible photopolymer. Diffraction efficiencies near 70%, for a wavelength of 633 nm, were achieved for periods longer than 300 µm in this kind of materials. View Full-Text
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Fernández, R.; Gallego, S.; Márquez, A.; Navarro-Fuster, V.; Beléndez, A. Blazed Gratings Recorded in Absorbent Photopolymers. Materials 2016, 9, 195.
Fernández R, Gallego S, Márquez A, Navarro-Fuster V, Beléndez A. Blazed Gratings Recorded in Absorbent Photopolymers. Materials. 2016; 9(3):195.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fernández, Roberto; Gallego, Sergi; Márquez, Andrés; Navarro-Fuster, Víctor; Beléndez, Augusto. 2016. "Blazed Gratings Recorded in Absorbent Photopolymers." Materials 9, no. 3: 195.
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