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Polarization holographic optical recording of a new photochromic diarylethene
Author(s): Shouzhi Pu; Wenjuan Miao; Anyin Chen; Shiqiang Cui
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Paper Abstract

A new symmetrical photochromic diarylethene, 1,2-bis[2-methyl-5-(3-methoxylphenyl)-3-thienyl]perfluorocyclopentene (1a), was synthesized, and its photochromic properties were investigated. The compound exhibited good photochromism both in solution and in PMMA film with alternating irradiation by UV/VIS light, and the maxima absorption of its closed-ring isomer 1b are 582 and 599 nm, respectively. Using diarylethene 1b/PMMA film as recording medium and a He-Ne laser (633 nm) for recording and readout, four types of polarization and angular multiplexing holographic optical recording were performed perfectly. For different types of polarization recording including parallel linear polarization recording, parallel circular polarization recording, orthogonal linear polarization recording and orthogonal circular polarization recording,have been accomplished successfully. The results demonstrated that the orthogonal circular polarization recording is the best method for polarization holographic optical recording when this compound was used as recording material. With angular multiplexing recording technology, two high contrast holograms were recorded in the same place on the film with the dimension of 0.78 μm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7125, Eighth International Symposium on Optical Storage and 2008 International Workshop on Information Data Storage, 712509 (19 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822282
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Shouzhi Pu, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal Univ. (China)
Wenjuan Miao, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal Univ. (China)
Anyin Chen, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal Univ. (China)
Shiqiang Cui, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7125:
Eighth International Symposium on Optical Storage and 2008 International Workshop on Information Data Storage
Fuxi Gan, Editor(s)

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