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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 3123–3128

Photochromic diarylethene for rewritable holographic data storage

Shoujun Luo, Kexin Chen, Liangcai Cao, Guodong Liu, Qingsheng He, Guofan Jin, Dexing Zeng, and Yi Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 3123-3128 (2005)

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A new diarylethene doped with poly(methyl methacrylate) film is developed and its characteristics of volume holographic recording are investigated. The maximum diffraction efficiency of the 10µm thick film is 1.2%, and the rewritable hologram recording exhibits its high resolution, fatigue resistance, negligible shrinkage, and long lifetime, which are critical to apply this material to high-density rewritable holographic data storage.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Shoujun Luo, Kexin Chen, Liangcai Cao, Guodong Liu, Qingsheng He, Guofan Jin, Dexing Zeng, and Yi Chen, "Photochromic diarylethene for rewritable holographic data storage," Opt. Express 13, 3123-3128 (2005)

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