Advanced Study on Pq:Pmma and Relative Photopolymers - from Material Fabrication, Vbg Recording Theory Equations to Optical Applications(3/3)

Project Details


The project bases on PQ:PMMA photopolymer to develop into threeinterconnected major research directions which are 1.material and fabrication, 2.Theory and model, 3. Optical applications. First direction is to improve thestability of the sample based on prior experience. With the improvement ofsample stability, different PMMA-based photopolymer material will be developedand explored including Irgacure 784:PMMA, PQ-DMNA:PMMA and PQR6G:PMMA. With the stable sample, the reaction-diffusion rate equations can bedeveloped and the relative parameters can be obtained. The grating formation inthe sample can then be predicted. Therefore, higher efficiency VBG and 2ndorder VBG can be recorded. With the understanding of the theoretical behavior ofthe sample, advanced diode laser optics can be fabricated to improve theperformance of diode laser output based on the theory and simulation. Also, thenewly discovered birefringence properties of PQ:PMMA after exposure allowsmaking 0th order waveplates which will also be explored both theoretically andpractically.
Effective start/end date1/08/2131/07/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


  • Photopolymer
  • Volume Bragg grating (VBG)
  • reaction-diffusion rate differential equations
  • 2nd order VBG
  • birefringence
  • advanced diode laser optics
  • 0th order waveplate


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