Spatial frequency response of Acrylamide based holographic photopolymer

Raghavendra Jallapuram, Dublin Institute of Technology
Izabela Naydenova, Dublin Institute of Technology
Vincent Toal, Dublin Institute of Technology
Suzanne Martin, Dublin Institute of Technology
Robert Howard, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

R. Jallapuram, I. Naydenova , V. Toal, S. Martin, Robert Howard, Spatial frequency response of acrylamide holographic photopolymer, Proceedings of International Conference on Laser Applications and Optical Metrology, Editors: C. Shakher, D. S. Mehta, Anamaya Publishers, New Delchi, 275-279, 2003.


It has been shown that photopolymers are useful in holographic optical elements [1] and holographic interferometry [2]. However, the list of potential applications increases greatly if reflection holography is possible. Reflection holography requires a material that has the potential to record high spatial frequencies. Here we studied the spatial frequency response of an acrylamide based dye sensitized holographic photopolymer. We have investigated the effect of molecular weight of the binder and concentration of crosslinking monomer on diffusion using real time monitoring of the holographic grating formation. The effect of uniform pre-exposure on diffusion was also investigated. We have also demonstrated that reflection holograms can be recorded in the material.