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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12712–12719

Highly transparent ZrO2 nanoparticle-dispersed acrylate photopolymers for volume holographic recording

Naoaki Suzuki, Yasuo Tomita, Kentaroh Ohmori, Motohiko Hidaka, and Katsumi Chikama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12712-12719 (2006)

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We demonstrate and characterize volume holographic recording in ZrO2 nanoparticle-dispersed acrylate photopolymer films that have very low scattering loss. More than thirty-fold reduction in the scattering coefficient, as compared with those of previously reported TiO2 nanoparticle-dispersed photopolymers, is achieved. It is shown that the refractive index modulation as high as 5.3×10-3, together with substantive photopolymerization-shrinkage suppression, is obtained at the nanoparticle concentration of 15 vol.%. Dependences of nanoparticle concentration and grating spacing on the refractive index modulation are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Original Manuscript: October 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Naoaki Suzuki, Yasuo Tomita, Kentaroh Ohmori, Motohiko Hidaka, and Katsumi Chikama, "Highly transparent ZrO2 nanoparticle-dispersed acrylate photopolymers for volume holographic recording," Opt. Express 14, 12712-12719 (2006)

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