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Surface relief grating recording in amorphous chalcogenide and azobenzene compounds



  1. Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, 8 Kengaraga Str., LV-1063, Riga, Latvia


The direct formation of surface relief gratings (SRG) in amorphous chalcogenide and low molecular weight azo-benzene containing organic glass films during holographic recording was studied. It has been shown that the course of SRG growth curves can be divided in three development stages: an induction period of photo-induced birefringence, linear growing of SRGs and saturation of SRG inscription process. The influence of the photo-induced birefringence on the relief formation process in amorphous As-S and As-S-Se films was evaluated and compared with the measurements on azo-benzene containing organic glass films. It was shown that the saturation of SRG formation depends on the surface tension of recording material..


Surface relief gratings, Holographic recording, Amorphous chalcogenide films, Azo-dye polymers.

Submitted at: Feb. 5, 2018
Accepted at: June 7, 2018


J. TETERIS, Surface relief grating recording in amorphous chalcogenide and azobenzene compounds, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 20, Iss. 5-6, pp. 229-235 (2018)