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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2008
  • pp: 566–568

Optimization of multiplexed holographic gratings in PQ-PMMA for spectral–spatial imaging filters

Yuan Luo, Paul J. Gelsinger, Jennifer K. Barton, George Barbastathis, and Raymond K. Kostuk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 566-568 (2008)

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Holographic gratings formed in thick phenanthrenquinone- (PQ-) doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) can be made to have narrowband spectral and spatial transmittance filtering properties. We present the design and performance of angle-multiplexed holographic filters formed in PQ-PMMA at 488 nm and reconstructed with a LED operated at 630 nm . The dark delay time between exposure and the preillumination exposure of the polymer prior to exposure of the holographic area are varied to optimize the diffraction efficiency of multiplexed holographic filters. The resultant holographic filters can enhance the performance of four-dimensional spatial–spectral imaging systems. The optimized filters are used to simultaneously sample spatial and spectral information at five different depths separated by 50 μ m within biological tissue samples.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(160.0160) Materials : Materials

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Original Manuscript: November 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2008
Published: March 11, 2008

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Yuan Luo, Paul J. Gelsinger, Jennifer K. Barton, George Barbastathis, and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Optimization of multiplexed holographic gratings in PQ-PMMA for spectral-spatial imaging filters," Opt. Lett. 33, 566-568 (2008)

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