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Temperature dependence and characterization of gratings in PQ/PMMA holographic materials
Author(s): Juan Manuel Russo; Chia-Hung Chen; Raymond K. Kostuk
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Paper Abstract

The good optical properties of PQ (phenanthrenequinone)-doped PMMA (poly methylmethacrylate) and the ability to form it in a wide range of substrate configurations makes it attractive as a holographic recording material. Previously Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Optical Code Division Multiple Access (OCDMA) filters were demonstrated in this material operating near 1550 nm using edge-illuminated geometry. In this paper we investigate the temperature dependence of edge-illuminated holographic filters formed in PQ/PMMA. It was found that both the volume and refractive index of the material changes as a function of temperature. It was also found that changes to the refractive index dominate the wavelength selectivity of the grating. Experimental measurements and a theoretical model for the grating behavior as a function of temperature are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6335, Organic Holographic Materials and Applications IV, 633505 (13 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683840
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Manuel Russo, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Chia-Hung Chen, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Raymond K. Kostuk, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6335:
Organic Holographic Materials and Applications IV
Susanna Orlic; Klaus Meerholz, Editor(s)

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