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Physical properties of volume holographic recording utilizing photo-initiated polymerization for nonvolatile digital data storage
Author(s): Loukas Paraschis; Yasuyuki Sugiyama; Lambertus Hesselink
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Paper Abstract

The physical properties of photopolymer grating formation are, for the first time, investigated elaborately with respect to I, and (Lambda) . The dynamics of holographic recording with constant exposure energy (15mJ/cm2), are evaluated for a wide range of different I (mW/cm2 - W/cm2), and for a few typical (Lambda) (0.5 - 3.5 micrometer), in a material utilizing cationing-ring-opening polymerization (Polaroid CROP ULSH-500B). Diffusion was evaluated to limit the photo- initiated recording sensitivity at high I(greater than W/cm2 approximately (Lambda) -2). At the same time, however, the significant post-exposure grating development observed for diffusion limited recordings, was identified to allow eventually for equally high sensitive final gratings (approximately 3 - 5 cm/mJ) without reciprocity, or diffusion limitations. Based on these observations, a new physical model was developed that describes more accurately holographic recording utilizing photo-initiated polymerization, and accounts successfully for the observed physical properties of grating formation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3802, Advanced Optical Data Storage: Materials, Systems, and Interfaces to Computers, (22 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370219
Show Author Affiliations
Loukas Paraschis, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Yasuyuki Sugiyama, Stanford Univ. (Japan)
Lambertus Hesselink, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3802:
Advanced Optical Data Storage: Materials, Systems, and Interfaces to Computers
Pericles A. Mitkas; Zameer U. Hasan; Hans J. Coufal; Glenn T. Sincerbox, Editor(s)

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