Holographic data storage using photopolymer

Ken-Yuh Hsu*, Shiuan-Huei Lin

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In this paper, we present investigations on holographic data storage using photopolymer of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) doped with phenathrenequinone (PQ) molecules. From the system specifications we derive the material parameters that are required for a data storage system. We present a technique of material preparation for obtaining samples with good optical quality. Then we present material characteristics for holographic data storage, including M/#, sensitivity, and material shrinkage. Experimental demonstration on digital data storage is presented and bit error rate is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 2003
EventPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications IX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20034 Aug 2003


  • Holographic data storage
  • M/#
  • Photopolymer material
  • Shift multiplexing


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