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Holographic recording in a photopolymer by optically induced detachment of chromophores

Steckman, Gregory J. and Shelkovnikov, Vladimir and Berezhnaya, Victoria and Gerasimova, Tatiana and Solomatine, Iouri and Psaltis, Demetri (2000) Holographic recording in a photopolymer by optically induced detachment of chromophores. Optics Letters, 25 (9). pp. 607-609. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:STEol00

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Abstract

We demonstrate holographic recording in a new photopolymer system. The recording material is created by copolymerization of an optically inert monomer, methyl methacrylate, and a second monomer that is optically sensitive. On exposure of the recording material to light, a portion of the optically sensitive component detaches from the polymer matrix and causes hologram amplification through diffusion of the free molecules. We measured postrecording grating amplifications as high as 170% by this process. The recorded holograms are persistent at room temperature under continuous illumination at the recording wavelength.


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Additional Information:© 2000 Optical Society of America. Received January 7, 2000. This effort was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command, under agreement F30602-98-1-0199. This work was also supported as part of the Neuromorphic Systems Engineering Research Center. G. J. Steckman acknowledges support from an Intel Foundation fellowship.
Subject Keywords:Holography : holographic recording materials; materials : polymers; optical data storage : optical storage-recording materials; other areas of optics : photochemistry
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