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Surface relief grating recording in azobenzene epoxy films



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


In this work the direct one step formation of surface relief gratings (SRG) in azo-epoxy polymer films during holographic recording was studied. In this material azo-compound is covalently attached to epoxy forming polymer. The main advantages of azo-epoxy polymers are simple and cheap synthesis, low polymerization degree, thus the photo-induced mass transport process has been facilitated. The dependence of SRG formation efficiency in AAB:BADGE films on sample preparation conditions, film content, recording parameters and possibility of reversible recording and SRG selfenhancement process was studied..


Azo-benzene, Epoxy resin, Surface relief formation, Self-enhancement, Seversible recording.

Submitted at: Aug. 31, 2017
Accepted at: June 7, 2018


J. MIKELSONE, J. TETERIS, Surface relief grating recording in azobenzene epoxy films, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 20, Iss. 5-6, pp. 224-228 (2018)