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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2005
  • pp: 839–841

Holographic manipulation of nanoparticle distribution morphology in nanoparticle-dispersed photopolymers

Yasuo Tomita, Naoaki Suzuki, and Katsumi Chikama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 839-841 (2005)

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We report on experimental verification of mass transfer of nanoparticles during holographic recording in nanoparticle-dispersed photopolymers. Through direct observations of the microscopic structure of recorded holograms as well as optical measurements of the phase shift between the light interference pattern and a recorded hologram we find that holographic exposure causes nanoparticles to be redistributed from bright to dark regions, leading to periodic assembly of nanoparticles and thereby to formation of high-contrast holograms.

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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

Yasuo Tomita, Naoaki Suzuki, and Katsumi Chikama, "Holographic manipulation of nanoparticle distribution morphology in nanoparticle-dispersed photopolymers," Opt. Lett. 30, 839-841 (2005)

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