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Polymers 2017, 9(9), 395; doi:10.3390/polym9090395

Optimization of Photopolymer Materials for the Fabrication of a Holographic Waveguide

I.U. Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnologías, Universidad de Alicante, P.O. Box 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
Department 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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Received: 10 July 2017 / Revised: 22 August 2017 / Accepted: 24 August 2017 / Published: 26 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photo-Responsive Polymers)
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In this work, we present a method of manufacturing an optical see-through display based on a holographic waveguide with transmission holograms that couple the incident light between air and the glass substrate, accomplishing total internal reflection. The holograms (slanted transmission gratings with a spatial frequency of 1700 lines/mm) were recorded on a polyvinyl alcohol acrylamide (PVA/AA) photopolymer. We will also show that the addition of N,N′-methylene-bis-acrylamide (BMA) to the composition of the photopolymer allows the achievement of the index modulations necessary to obtain high diffraction efficiencies in non-slanted diffraction gratings of 1000 and 2200 lines/mm, and also in slanted gratings of 1700 lines/mm (which are the base of the optical system proposed). View Full-Text
Keywords: photopolymers; diffraction gratings; holographic waveguide; holography photopolymers; diffraction gratings; holographic waveguide; holography

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Neipp, C.; Francés, J.; Martínez, F.J.; Fernández, R.; Alvarez, M.L.; Bleda, S.; Ortuño, M.; Gallego, S. Optimization of Photopolymer Materials for the Fabrication of a Holographic Waveguide. Polymers 2017, 9, 395.

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