Holographic characteristics of organo-metallic compound doped PQ: PMMA photopolymers

Yi Nan Hsiao*, Wha Tzong Whang, Shiuan-Huei Lin, Ken-Yuh Hsu

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Photopolymers have been applied widely in optical devices for communications, displays, bio-sensing, and data storage. The advantages of this material are easy to synthesize, high refractive index change, high sensitivity and good optical quality. Recently, we have investigated on the syntheses and analysis of 9,10-PhenanthreneQuinone doped Poly(Methyl MethAcrylate) (PQ:PMMA) photopolymer. This material can be fabricated with large dimensions and with thickness in the range of several-centimeters. Experiments show that the material shrinkage is negligible after optical exposure such that our doped photopolymer is attractive for volume holographic applications. However, comparing with other photopolymers, our PQrPMMA material has a drawback of lower sensitivity (∼10 mW/cm2). In this presentation, we demonstrate that by adding organo-metallic compound (Zinc MethylAcrylate, ZnMA) into the PQ:PMMA photopolymer. we succeeded in reducing response time and increasing holographic diffraction efficiency of the material. We report the fabrication and experimental investigation of dye-doped photopolymer, and discuss their application for data storage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications X - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20043 Aug 2004


  • Organo-metallic molecule
  • Photopolymer
  • PMMA
  • Volume hologram


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