Modelling Two-Dimensional Photopolymer Patterns Produced with Multiple-Beam Holography

  • Dana Mackey
  • Tsvetanka Babeva
  • Izabela Naydenova
  • Vincent Toal
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 17)

Abstract

Periodic structures referred to as photonic crystals attract considerable interest due to their potential applications in areas such as nanotechnology, photonics, plasmonics, etc. Among various techniques used for their fabrication, multiple-beam holography is a promising method enabling defect-free structures to be produced in a single step over large areas. In this paper we use a mathematical model describing photopolymerisation to simulate two-dimensional structures produced by the interference pattern of three noncoplanar beams. The holographic recording of different lattices is studied by variation of certain parameters such as beam wave vectors, time and intensity of illumination.

Keywords

Photonic Crystal Polymer Diffusion Illumination Pattern Short Polymer Chain Photopolymer Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana Mackey
    • 1
  • Tsvetanka Babeva
    • 2
  • Izabela Naydenova
    • 3
  • Vincent Toal
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesDublin Institute of TechnologyDublin 8Ireland
  2. 2.Institute of Optical Materials and TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Centre for Industrial and Engineering OpticsDublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland

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