Optical Review

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 130–134

Application of Surface Relief Hologram Using Azobenzene Containing Polymer Film

  • Kenji Harada
  • Masahide Itoh
  • Toyohiko Yatagai
  • Shun-ichi Kamemaru
Optical Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-004-0130-3

Cite this article as:
Harada, K., Itoh, M., Yatagai, T. et al. OPT REV (2005) 12: 130. doi:10.1007/s10043-004-0130-3
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Abstract

Surface relief holograms are fabricated by irradiation of laser interference patterns on an azobenzene polymer film. The hologram needs no post-treatment, and can be erased by heating the films to above its glass transition temperature. Rewritable Fresnel holograms are fabricated on azo-polymer film. Replication of the surface relief hologram is also demonstrated. An application for business cards is considered.

Keywords

rewritable hologram azo-polymer photoinduced surface deformation surface relief grating replication 

Copyright information

© The Optical Society of Japan 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenji Harada
    • 1
  • Masahide Itoh
    • 2
  • Toyohiko Yatagai
    • 2
  • Shun-ichi Kamemaru
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKitami Institute of TechnologyKitamiJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Applied PhysicsUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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