Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 10 (2015)

Photopolymer-based volume holographic optical elements: design and possible applications

G. Bianco, M. A. Ferrara, F. Borbone, A. Roviello, V. Striano, G. Coppola


In this paper, Volume Holographic Optical Elements (V-HOEs), such as holographic gratings and spherical lenses, are designed and fabricated by using a prototype of photopolymer. The recording process of V-HOEs and their appropriate characterization are described. Moreover, V-HOEs possible applications as solar concentrator are investigated and results are discussed. Finally, a system that allows passive solar tracking is proposed and preliminary results are reported.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2015.15057]

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