Printable surface holograms via laser ablation

Vasconcellos, Fernando da Cruz, Yetisen, Ali K., Montelongo, Yunuen, Butt, Haider, Grigore, Alexandra, Davidson, Colin A. B., Blyth, Jeff, Monteiro, Michael J., Wilkinson, Timothy D. and Lowe, Christopher R. (2014) Printable surface holograms via laser ablation. ACS Photonics, 1 6: 489-495. doi:10.1021/ph400149m

Author Vasconcellos, Fernando da Cruz
Yetisen, Ali K.
Montelongo, Yunuen
Butt, Haider
Grigore, Alexandra
Davidson, Colin A. B.
Blyth, Jeff
Monteiro, Michael J.
Wilkinson, Timothy D.
Lowe, Christopher R.
Title Printable surface holograms via laser ablation
Journal name ACS Photonics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2330-4022
Publication date 2014-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/ph400149m
Open Access Status
Volume 1
Issue 6
Start page 489
End page 495
Total pages 7
Place of publication Washington DC United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Holographic displays are used for applications in data storage, light trapping, security, sensing, and optical devices. Currently available fabrication techniques for holography remain expertise-dependent, costly, and time-consuming, limiting the widespread personalized use of holograms. The development of efficient and low-cost techniques for the rapid fabrication of holograms is required for practical applications. In this report, we use a single 6 ns laser pulse to record holographic surface gratings by ablation in well-ordered printed ink on a substrate. The entire hologram fabrication process can be completed within a few minutes. The photonic features of the prepared holograms have been modeled computationally and characterized experimentally. We demonstrate the versatility of our fabrication method by preparing 2D and 3D holograms on both optically transmissive and opaque surfaces. We anticipate that our strategy to fabricate holograms through laser ablation may hold great potential in personalized data storage, optical, and security applications.
Keyword Holography
Laser ablation
Diffraction gratings
Photonic devices
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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