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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2829–2839

Two-dimensional simulation of holographic data storage medium for multiplexed recording

Mitsuru Toishi, Takahiro Takeda, Kenji Tanaka, Tomiji Tanaka, Atsushi Fukumoto, and Kenjiro Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2829-2839 (2008)

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In this paper, we propose a new analysis model for photopolymer recording processes that calculate the two-dimensional refractive index distribution of multiplexed holograms. For the simulation of the photopolymer medium, two different process must be considered for the determination of the refractive index, i.e. variations of the monomer and polymer distribution in the medium during exposure and after exposure. There variations are related to the polymerization reaction (conversion of the monomer to polymer, propagation of the living chains and termination), as also the diffusion of the monomer related to the concentration gradients taking place during inhomogeneous irradiation. By evaluating the refractive index pattern on each layer, the diffraction beams from the multiplexed hologram can be read out by beam propagation method (BPM). This is the first paper to determine the diffraction beam from a multiplexed hologram in a simulated photopolymer medium process. We analyze the time response of the multiplexed hologram recording processes in the photopolymer, and estimate the degradation of diffraction efficiency with multiplexed recording. This work can greatly contribute to understanding the process of hologram recording.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Original Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2008
Published: February 14, 2008

Mitsuru Toishi, Takahiro Takeda, Kenji Tanaka, Tomiji Tanaka, Atsushi Fukumoto, and Kenjiro Watanabe, "Two-dimensional simulation of holographic data storage medium for multiplexed recording," Opt. Express 16, 2829-2839 (2008)

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