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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2007
  • pp: 7494–7499

Temperature dependence properties of holographic gratings in phenanthrenquinone doped poly(methyl methacrylate) photopolymers

Juan Manuel Russo and Raymond K. Kostuk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 30, pp. 7494-7499 (2007)

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We examine the temperature dependence of edge-illuminated holographic filters formed in phenanthrenquinone doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PQ∕PMMA) operating at 1550   nm . It was found that the thermally induced change to the refractive index and volume can be used to select the wavelength filtered by the grating. The temperature can be varied over a range of 15 ° C without introducing noticeable hysteresis effects. The wavelength can be tuned at a rate of 0 . 0 3 nm / ° C over this temperature range. A model for the temperature tuning effect is presented and compared to experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.0160) Materials : Materials

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Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2007
Published: October 15, 2007

Juan Manuel Russo and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Temperature dependence properties of holographic gratings in phenanthrenquinone doped poly(methyl methacrylate) photopolymers," Appl. Opt. 46, 7494-7499 (2007)

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