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1.3 PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Condensed matter physics, Optics

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Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2008. Mathematics in Industry, 2010, Volume 15, Part 2, 253-258, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12110-4_36.


Photopolymers represent an attractive class of optical recording materials due to properties such as high refractive index modulation, dry film processing, long shelf life, etc. Applications include holographically based devices for optical storage disks, optical interconnections, optical memories and filters. This paper will address the dynamics of short-exposure holographic grating formation; a new mathematical model is proposed with the aim of understanding the experimental observations of low diffraction efficiency in high spatial frequency gratings.