Temperature dependence and characterization of gratings in PQ/PMMA holographic materials

Juan Manuel Russo, Chia Hung Chen, Raymond K. Kostuk

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The good optical properties of PQ (phenanthrenequinone)-doped PMMA (poly methylmethacrylate) and the ability to form it in a wide range of substrate configurations makes it attractive as a holographic recording material. Previously Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Optical Code Division Multiple Access (OCDMA) filters were demonstrated in this material operating near 1550 nm using edge-illuminated geometry. In this paper we investigate the temperature dependence of edge-illuminated holographic filters formed in PQ/PMMA. It was found that both the volume and refractive index of the material changes as a function of temperature. It was also found that changes to the refractive index dominate the wavelength selectivity of the grating. Experimental measurements and a theoretical model for the grating behavior as a function of temperature are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Holographic Materials and Applications IV
StatePublished - 2006
EventOrganic Holographic Materials and Applications IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2006Aug 15 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOrganic Holographic Materials and Applications IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Bragg grating
  • Temperature tuning
  • Tunable filter
  • WDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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