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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2009
  • pp: 2255–2261

Silver-doped photopolymer media for holographic recording

V. Pramitha, K. P. Nimmi, N. V. Subramanyan, Rani Joseph, K. Sreekumar, and C. Sudha Kartha  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 12, pp. 2255-2261 (2009)

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Incorporation of silver ions into a dye-sensitized poly(vinyl alcohol)/acrylamide photopolymer is observed to give better performance compared to other metal-ion-doped photopolymer holographic recording media. Plane-wave transmission gratings were recorded in the photopolymer films using a He–Ne laser, and various holographic parameters were optimized so as to explore maximum potential of the material for various holographic applications. Silver-doped films showed good energy sensitivity, and gratings recorded in optimized film exhibited a diffraction efficiency of more than 75%. The potential of the material for holographic data storage applications is also studied using peristrophic multiplexing.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2009
Published: April 14, 2009

V. Pramitha, K. P. Nimmi, N. V. Subramanyan, Rani Joseph, K. Sreekumar, and C. Sudha Kartha, "Silver-doped photopolymer media for holographic recording," Appl. Opt. 48, 2255-2261 (2009)

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