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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2002
  • pp: 1173–1178

Single femtosecond pulse holography using polymethyl methacrylate

Yan Li, Kazuhiro Yamada, Tomohiko Ishizuka, Wataru Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Zhongxiang Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 21, pp. 1173-1178 (2002)

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Holographic gratings have been written on the surface and inside transparent polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) with individual 130 fs laser pulses at 800 nm. A surface-relief grating is fabricated by ablation and the diffraction efficiency is measured to be about 20%. A volume grating inside PMMA is formed by the change in the refractive index induced by the two-beam interference fringes. Holographic data storage on the surface is realized when one beam carries information. The stored information can be nondestructively reconstructed when the fluence of the read beam is reduced below the threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2002
Published: October 21, 2002

Yan Li, Kazuhiro Yamada, Tomohiko Ishizuka, Wataru Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Zhongxiang Zhou, "Single femtosecond pulse holography using polymethyl methacrylate," Opt. Express 10, 1173-1178 (2002)

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