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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 396–398

Order-of-magnitude polymerization-shrinkage suppression of volume gratings recorded in nanoparticle-polymer composites

Eiji Hata and Yasuo Tomita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 396-398 (2010)

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We demonstrate substantial shrinkage suppression of nanoparticle-polymer composite transmission gratings by use of the step-growth polymerization mechanism. It is shown that the polymerization shrinkage can be reduced as low as 0.3% at the nanoparticle concentration of 35 vol. % by which the refractive index modulation and the material sensitivity are maximized to be 8 × 10 3 and 1014 cm/J, respectively, in the green. Our results offer a noticeable advance in the development of holographic data storage materials.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Original Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2009
Published: January 29, 2010

Eiji Hata and Yasuo Tomita, "Order-of-magnitude polymerization-shrinkage suppression of volume gratings recorded in nanoparticle-polymer composites," Opt. Lett. 35, 396-398 (2010)

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