11 November 2014 Polarization-based all-optical logic operations in volume holographic photopolymer
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Polarization-based all-optical logic operations were realized with dual-channel polarization holographic recording system. The polarization property of 9, 10-phenanthrenequinone-doped poly-methyl methacrylate (PQ/PMMA) photopolymer is investigated experimentally. To accurately represent the optical operations, the diffraction efficiency of parallel and orthogonal polarization recording in PQ/PMMA with the thickness of 1 mm are characterized for holographic recording and reconstruction process. A dual-channel polarization holographic recording system is set up for simultaneously recording two input pages. By changing the polarization state of the diffraction beam, all-optical logic OR and NAND operations are realized in the volume holograms. The polarization-based all-optical logic operations in the volume holographic photopolymer may pave a way for practical all-optical logic devices with high speed and large information capacity.
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Chengmingyue Li, Liangcai Cao, Jingming Li, Zheng Wang, Guofan Jin, "Polarization-based all-optical logic operations in volume holographic photopolymer", Proc. SPIE 9271, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VI, 92710F (11 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071452; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071452
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