Phenantrenequinone doped poly(methyl-methacrylate) (PQ:PMMA) is a holographic substrate that can be used for angle or wavelength multiplexed Bragg gratings. However, efficient writings can be done only using a high-power, long-coherence volume laser over a limited wavelength range. This constraint makes it difficult to write gratings that would diffract several different read wavelengths into a single direction. We describe the rules for writing such gratings, taking into account the differences in the mean index seen by the write and read wavelengths. We further demonstrate the use of such a transmission hologram for wavelength-division multiplexing in a free-space optical communication system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering