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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 8402–8410

Multilayer holographic recording using a two-color-absorption photopolymer

Katsuhiko Hirabayashi, Hirohisa Kanbara, Yuhei Mori, Takashi Kurihara, Masaki Shimizu, and Tamejiro Hiyama  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 35, pp. 8402-8410 (2007)

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We developed a sensitive two-color-absorption photopolymer in which holograms are recorded by simultaneous irradiation with a 660 nm interference light and a 410 nm gate light. Doped with bis(silyl)pentathiophene as a two-color-photosensitive dye and 2,2-dimethoxy-2-phenylacetophenone as a radical photopolymerization initiator; its matrix contains low-refractive index binding polymers and high-refractive index monomers. The sensitivity and diffraction efficiency of 25 μ m thick layers are from 1.2 × 10 9 to 3.7 × 10 9 cm 2 / mJ and from 1% to 4%. We made a three-photopolymer-layer waveguide structure, where each photopolymer layer and high-refractive index adhesive layer serves as a core layer and is sandwiched between two low-refractive index glass substrates that serve as clad layers. Gate light propagated through the adhesive layers, reference and object beams intersected the photopolymer layers, and different diffraction patterns could be written in each layer.

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(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials

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Original Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

Katsuhiko Hirabayashi, Hirohisa Kanbara, Yuhei Mori, Takashi Kurihara, Masaki Shimizu, and Tamejiro Hiyama, "Multilayer holographic recording using a two-color-absorption photopolymer," Appl. Opt. 46, 8402-8410 (2007)

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