Asian Journal of Physics Vol 32, Nos 5 – 8 (2023) 325-329

Holographic Spectroscopy: From Holography to Photochemistry

R F Madrigal1 and A Fimia1
1Departament of Materials Science, Optics and Electronic Technology, Elche., A/v de la Universidad s/n.
Elche 03202, Spain. ad de Alicante. Spain
Dedicated in memory of Prof John Sheridan

One of the areas of study in the field of holography, since its inception, has been the properties and characteristics of the photosensitive media in which holographic information is stored. We can identify at least six families of photosensitive materials in holography. Photographic emulsions, dichromated gelatin, photopolymers, photorefractive materials, thermoplastics and bio-based materials. All of them have been studied and analyzed trying to optimize their ability to work with high spatial frequencies, high energetic and spectral sensitivity, as well as good signal to noise ratio. Based on the chemistry of each of these families of materials, it has been possible to optimize their compositions and the basis of the photochemical reactions that allow their optimization. There is a large body of work and articles in the literature that have made extensive reviews of the subject, providing databases that may exceed two thousand papers. However, there is a set of works that have been dedicated to follow the path of holographic spectroscopy, to perform this process of optimization and analysis of photosensitive materials. This review focuses, from a little revision of papers as point of view, on this field of study, taking into account the photopolymers materials as an example. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Holography, Photochemistry, Photopolymers.

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