Dichromated polyvinyl alcohol for real-time hologram recording: Effect of humidity

M. Barikani, E. Simova, M. Kavehrad

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    The effect of environmental humidity on the photosensitivity and real-time diffraction efficiency has been studied in dichromated polyvinyl alcohol (DC-PVA) films with and without external electron donors. High relative humidity has been found to significantly improve the photospeed and the real-time diffraction efficiency for almost all of the studied formulations. The results and possible photochemical reactions in the recording mechanism are briefly discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)477-485
    Number of pages9
    JournalOptical Materials
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Mar 1995

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • General Computer Science
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Spectroscopy
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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