Central European Journal of Chemistry

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 886–892 | Cite as

Holographic grating inscription in DR1: DNA-CTMA thin films: the puzzle of time scales

  • Grzegorz Pawlik
  • Wojciech Radosz
  • Antoni C. Mitus
  • Jaroslaw Mysliwiec
  • Andrzej Miniewicz
  • Francois Kajzar
  • Ileana Rau


We study experimentally the dynamics of holographic inscription of gratings in DR1:DNA-CTMA thin films using a degenerate two-wave mixing (DTWM) setup in its initial phase (30 ms) and in a longer time interval (30 s). The temporal pattern of evolution of diffraction efficiency is complex, simple fitting procedures fail to reproduce the data. We point out that the complex dynamics can originate a large span of temporal scales, closely related to the microscale inhomogeneity of local free volume. Some of its hallmarks are found through Monte Carlo simulations.


DR1:DNA-CTMA Diffraction grating Degenerate two-wave mixing Monte Carlo Void 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Pawlik
    • 1
  • Wojciech Radosz
    • 1
  • Antoni C. Mitus
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jaroslaw Mysliwiec
    • 2
    • 3
  • Andrzej Miniewicz
    • 2
  • Francois Kajzar
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ileana Rau
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Theoretical ChemistryWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials ScienceUniversity POLITEHNICA BucharestBucharestRomania
  4. 4.UFR Sciences Institute of Sciences and Molecular Technologies of Angers, MOLTECH Anjou — UMR CNRS 6200, Molecular Interaction Nonlinear Optics and Structuring MINOSUniversity of AngersAngers, Cedex 2France

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