Title: Nitroanilines enhancing the holographic data storage characteristics of the 9,10-phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) photopolymer
Authors: Ko, Cheng-Jung
Hsiao, Yi-Nan
Lin, Shiuan-Huei
Chen, Po-Lin
Whang, Wha-Tzong
Hsu, Ken Y.
Hsiao, Yu-Sheng
Chen, Chun-Chao
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Electrophysics
Department of Photonics
Keywords: volume holographic recording;nitroaniline;phenanthrenequinone;poly(methyl methacrylate);photopolymer;birefringence
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2013
Abstract: This article describes an approach toward improving the characteristics of a photopolymer for holographic data storage application. The maximum diffraction efficiency (?max) and dynamic range (M#) of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone (PQ)-doped poly(methyl methacrylate; PMMA) both improved significantly after co-doping with one of three nitroanilinesN,N-dimethyl-4-nitroaniline (DMNA), N-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA), and 4-nitroaniline (pNA). In particular, the value of ?max increased from 38% for the PMMA/PQ system to 72% for the PMMA/PQ/DMNA system (a 1.89-fold improvement) and the value of M# increased accordingly from 2.7 to 7.3 (a 2.70-fold improvement). Thus, the holographic data storage characteristics of PMMA/PQ photopolymers can be improved through co-doping with nitroaniline compounds. We also investigated the mechanism of the nitroaniline-induced improvement in optical storage performance using proton nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. (C) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2012
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.37835
ISSN: 0021-8995
DOI: 10.1002/app.37835
Volume: 127
Issue: 1
Begin Page: 643
End Page: 650
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