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PVA/Acridine Orange Recording Material for Holography
Katherine Pacheco, Sohrab Ahmadi, Gabriela Aldea, Regis Barille and Jean-Michel Nunzi

We report on Acridine orange as a sensitizer in combination with Acrylamide as the monomer with N,N’-dymethylacrylamide (DMAA) and N,N-methylenebisacrylamide (BSA) as the cross-linking monomer. Using DMAA alone, we get unstable gratings with low diffraction efficiency around 10% and spatial frequency of 1000 lines/mm. The performances of the photopolymer mixture are improved by replacement of DMAA with BSA, showing stable gratings with large diffraction efficiency around 40% and spatial frequency of 2000 lines/mm.

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