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Journal of Polymer Research

, 19:9742 | Cite as

New thermostable copolymers for holographic storage based on methylmethacrylate with methacrylamide or methacrylic acid

  • Elen Tolstik
  • Elena Egorova
  • Dominik Hoff
  • Vladislav Matusevich
  • Ludmila B. Yakimtsova
  • Yuri I. Matusevich
  • Richard Kowarschik
  • Leonid P. Krul
Original Paper

Abstract

Two new copolymers based on methylmethacrylate (MMA) with methacrylamide (MAA) and methacrylic acid (MA) containing distributed phenanthrenequinone (PQ) molecules are fabricated for the purpose of optical recording by generating holographic diffractive structures under argon laser illumination. Chemical conditions for the formation of holograms are discussed and confirmed by the spectral characteristics of the material. Thermal and adhesive properties were improved with the aim of expanding the range of polymer application and generating of diffractive elements with long term stability and high optical quality.

Keywords

Polymer diffractive optics Polymethylmethacrylate Phenanthrenequinone (PQ-PMMA) copolymer Holograms Adhesion Thermostable materials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elen Tolstik
    • 1
  • Elena Egorova
    • 2
  • Dominik Hoff
    • 1
  • Vladislav Matusevich
    • 1
  • Ludmila B. Yakimtsova
    • 2
  • Yuri I. Matusevich
    • 2
  • Richard Kowarschik
    • 1
  • Leonid P. Krul
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied OpticsFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Chemical ProblemsBelarusian State University MinskMinskBelarus

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