Silicon oxide nanoparticles doped PQ-PMMA for volume holographic imaging filters

Yuan Luo, Juan M. Russo, Raymond K. Kostuk, George Barbastathis

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Holographic imaging filters are required to have high Bragg selectivity, namely, narrow angular and spectral bandwidth, to obtain spatial-spectral information within a three-dimensional object. In this Letter, we present the design of holographic imaging filters formed using silicon oxide nanoparticles (nano-SiO2)in phenanthrenquinone-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PQ-PMMA) polymer recording material. This combination offers greater Bragg selectivity and increases the diffraction efficiency of holographic filters. The holographic filters with optimized ratio of nano-SiO2 in PQ-PMMA can significantly improve the performance of Bragg selectivity and diffraction efficiency by 53% and 16%, respectively. We present experimental results and data analysis demonstrating this technique in use for holographic spatial-spectral imaging filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1271
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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