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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2847–2855

Shift-multiplexed microhologram fabrication with photoisomeric chromophores

Yuta Shiga and Chikara Egami  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 15, pp. 2847-2855 (2012)

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Microholographic memory is an attractive storage system for its capability to hold high-density data and for its access time. Using a photochromic chromophore (diarylethene)-doped recording medium can give rise to microholographic memory’s durability and contrast. In addition, it is possible to increase the microholographic memory’s density by shift-multiplexed recording, since a hologram pit is constructed in a small area. The microhologram was fabricated in the diarylethene-based sample with two counterpropagating focused beams. Also, surface images and cross-sectional images scanned by a confocal microscope indicated that shift-multiplexed recording was achieved in high contrast.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials

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Original Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: May 15, 2012

Yuta Shiga and Chikara Egami, "Shift-multiplexed microhologram fabrication with photoisomeric chromophores," Appl. Opt. 51, 2847-2855 (2012)

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