66. Holographic grating generation in thick polymer films containing with azo dye molecules, H. Ono, N. Kowatari and N. Kawatsuki, Opt. Mater. 17 (2001) 387-394.


The relationship between laser-induced birefringence in azo-dye-doped polymer films and the diffraction properties from holographic gratings were investigated under several experimental conditions. The diffraction properties, including writing power and film thickness dependence, were well-explained by estimating the diffraction efficiencies from characteristics of laser-induced birefringence and Fraunhofer's diffraction theory.

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