Holographic recording in nanoparticle-doped photopolymer

Izabela Naydenova, Dublin Institute of Technology
Hosam Sherif, Dublin Institute of Technology
Svetlana Mintova, University of Munich
Suzanne Martin, Dublin Institute of Technology
Vincent Toal, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

I. Naydenova, H. Sherif, S. Mintova, S. Martin, V. Toal, “Holographic recording in nanoparticle-doped photopolymer”, SPIE proceedings of the International Conference on Holography, Optical Recording and Processing of Information, V 6252, 45-50, 2006. doi:10.1117/12.676503


A nanoparticle-doped acrylic photopolymer is characterised as a material for holographic recording. The influence of nanoparticles on the photopolymer dynamic range, dynamics of recording, temporal stability and mechanical stability in terms of shrinkage has been studied. The dynamics of recording and the temporal stability are investigated by real time monitoring of the build up of diffraction gratings of spatial frequencies of 200 to 2000 l/mm. The shrinkage has been characterised by recording slanted transmission gratings and observation of the change in the Bragg angle.