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Polymers 2017, 9(7), 278; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9070278

Modeling Diffractive Lenses Recording in Environmentally Friendly Photopolymer

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I.U. Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnologías Universidad de Alicante, P.O. Box 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Departmento de Física, Ing. de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal, Universidad de Alicante, P.O. Box 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Academic Editors: John T. Sheridan and Yanlei Yu
Received: 25 May 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 6 July 2017 / Published: 12 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photo-Responsive Polymers)
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The improvements made in diffusion models simulating phase image recording in photopolymers enable the optimization of a wide range of complex diffractive optical elements (DOEs), while the miniaturization of spatial light modulators makes it possible to generate both symmetric and non-symmetric DOEs. In addition, there is increasing interest in the design of new friendly recording materials. In this respect, photopolymers are a promising material due to their optical properties. In this paper, we show a procedure to record diffractive spherical lenses using a nontoxic optimized photopolymer. To achieve this goal, we followed three steps: first, the chemical optimization for DOE recording; second, the recording material characterization to be simulated by a three-dimensional diffusion model; and third, the evaluation of the coverplating for the conservation of the DOE. View Full-Text
Keywords: diffractive optics; optical recording materials; photopolymers; diffusion model; spatial light modulation diffractive optics; optical recording materials; photopolymers; diffusion model; spatial light modulation
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Fernández, R.; Navarro-Fuster, V.; Martínez, F.J.; Gallego, S.; Márquez, A.; Pascual, I.; Beléndez, A. Modeling Diffractive Lenses Recording in Environmentally Friendly Photopolymer. Polymers 2017, 9, 278.

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