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Analysis of diffraction characteristics of photopolymers by using the FDTD method
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Paper Abstract

In holographic memories, photopolymer is a hopeful material as a recording medium. To use a photopolymer for holographic memories as practical recording media, it is necessary to clarify the design condition of recording/reproduction characteristics. The coupled-wave analysis (CWA) and the rigorous coupled-wave analysis (RCWA) are widespread methods to analyze diffraction characteristics of volume holographic gratings. However, holographic grating is more complex than simple grating that is presumed in CWA and RCWA. In this study, we analyzed the index change of photopolymer based on a diffusion model and clarified the diffraction characteristics by using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method.

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Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6999, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III, 69991X (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780492
Show Author Affiliations
K. Shimada, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
S. Yoshida, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
N. Yoshida, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
M. Yamamoto, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6999:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Eric A. Meulenkamp, Editor(s)

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