Holographic Structure Transfer from Dichromated Gelatin Layers to a Polymethylmethacrylate Substrate


It is shown that the formation of a holographic structure on the polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) surface is based on the use of the destructive effect of short-wave UV radiation with a wavelength less than 270 nm through windows previously formed in a thin layer of dichromated gelatin (DCG) covering the substrate. The optimization of the PMMA surface treatment by isopropanol and methylisobutyl ketone (MIBK) developers was made, which allowed creating on the PMMA substrates relief-phase holographic gratings with the high diffraction efficiency (DE) of about 25% and maximum depth of the surface relief of the order of 1 μm.

Keywords: holographic gratings, surface relief, UV radiation, dichromated gelatin, polymethylmethacrylate, methylisobutyl ketone (MIBK).

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