Volume polarization holographic recording in thick photopolymer for optical memory

Shiuan-Huei Lin, Sheng Lung Cho, Shin Fu Chou, June Hua Lin, Chih Min Lin, Sien Chi, Ken-Yuh Hsu

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Based on a vector wave theory of volume holograms, dependence of holographic reconstruction on the polarization states of the writing and reading beams is discussed. It is found that under paraxial approximation the circular polarization holograms provide a better distinction of the reading beams. Characteristics of recording polarization holograms in thick phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PQ/PMMA) photopolymer are experimentally investigated. It is found that the circular polarization holographic recording possesses better dynamic range and material sensitivity, and a uniform spatial frequency response over a wide range. The performance is comparable to that of the intensity holographic recording in PQ/PMMA. Based on theoretical analyses and the material properties, a polarization multiplexing holographic memory using circularly polarization recording configuration for increasing storage capacity has been designed and experimentally demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14944-14957
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2014


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