Asian Journal of Physics Vol 32, Nos 5 – 8 (2023) 341-350

Holographic photopolymers applied to biosensing and efficient energy

Inmaculada Pascual1,2, Manuel G Ramírez2,3, Marta Morales-Vidal1,2, Tomás Lloret1, Kheloud Berramdane1,
José Carlos García-Vázquez2, Belén Nieto-Rodriguez1, and Augusto Beléndez2,3
1Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomía. Universidad de Alicante. Spain
2I.U. Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnologías. Universidad de Alicante.
Carret. San Vicente del Raspeig s/n. E03690 San Vicente del Raspeig –Alicante. Spain
3Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal. Universidad de Alicante. Spain
Dedicated in memory of Prof John Sheridan

Holographic photopolymers can be used for two breakthrough applications, biosensing, and efficient energy. Related to biosensing a real challenge is to store time-stable holographic gratings in hydrogel matrices immersed in aqueous media. The storage of unslanted transmission holograms in hydrogels is the main objective of this work. The optimization of the washing steps using PBST and DMSO:H2O as solvents has been studied.
Obtaining an adaptable holographic element to concentrate the sunlight avoiding the need for expensive tracking systems is the another goal of this study. The efficient energy study consists in recording a multiplexed holographic lens with low frequency (545 lines/mm) in a low-toxicity photopolymer to focus the sunlight from sunrise to sunset. The efficiency has been evaluated by measuring the short circuit current (Isc) at different incident angles under solar illumination and we obtained wide acceptance angle systems. This study reaches the trade-off between a high incident acceptance angle and good efficiency. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Holography, Photopolymers, Biosensing, Energy Efficiency

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