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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Optics, Physical chemistry, Polymer science

Publication Details

Applied Physics A (2011) 104:899–902

DOI 10.1007/s00339-011-6435-8


We studied the shrinkage in acrylamide-basedphotopolymer by measuring the Bragg detuning of transmission diffraction gratings recorded at different slant angles and at different intensities. Transmission diffraction gratings of spatial frequency 1000 lines/mm were recorded in an acrylamide-based photopolymer film having 60 ± 5 μm thickness. We have obtained the grating thickness and the final slant angles from the Bragg curve and hence calculated the shrinkage caused by holographic recording. The shrinkage of the material was evaluated for three different recording intensities 1, 5 and 10 mW/cm2, while the total exposure energy was kept constant at 80 mJ/cm2. From the experimental results it can be seen that the shrinkage of the material is higher for recording with lower intensities and the corresponding values are 1.9%, 1.3%and 1%.



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