Laser‐induced holographic surface relief gratings on nonlinear optical polymer films

@article{Kim1995LaserinducedHS,
  title={Laser‐induced holographic surface relief gratings on nonlinear optical polymer films},
  author={Dong‐Yu Kim and Sukant K. Tripathy and Lian Li and Jayant Kumar},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={66},
  pages={1166-1168}
}
We report observation of holographic surface relief gratings with relatively large amplitude on a second order nonlinear optical polymeric material. Surface relief gratings on these polymer films were created upon exposure to polarized Ar+ laser beams at 488 nm without any subsequent processing steps. The surface structure of the relief gratings was investigated by atomic force microscopy. The depth of the surface relief in a typical case was 120 nm which is approximately 20% of the original… 

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