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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1269–1271

Silicon oxide nanoparticles doped PQ-PMMA for volume holographic imaging filters

Yuan Luo, Juan M. Russo, Raymond K. Kostuk, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1269-1271 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001269


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Abstract

Holographic imaging filters are required to have high Bragg selectivity, namely, narrow angular and spectral bandwidth, to obtain spatial-spectral information within a three-dimensional object. In this Letter, we present the design of holographic imaging filters formed using silicon oxide nanoparticles (nano- Si O 2 ) in phenanthrenquinone-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PQ-PMMA) polymer recording material. This combination offers greater Bragg selectivity and increases the diffraction efficiency of holographic filters. The holographic filters with optimized ratio of nano- Si O 2 in PQ-PMMA can significantly improve the performance of Bragg selectivity and diffraction efficiency by 53% and 16%, respectively. We present experimental results and data analysis demonstrating this technique in use for holographic spatial-spectral imaging filters.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

Citation
Yuan Luo, Juan M. Russo, Raymond K. Kostuk, and George Barbastathis, "Silicon oxide nanoparticles doped PQ-PMMA for volume holographic imaging filters," Opt. Lett. 35, 1269-1271 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1269

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