In this research, we fabricate and characterize lanthanide organometallic compounds and 9,10-phenanthrenequinone (PQ) co-doped poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) photopolymers for holographic recording. Five different lanthanoid (Ce3+, Nd3+, Er3+, Yb3+ and Lu3+) organometallic compounds, one at a time, is co-doped with PQ in a poly(HEMA-co-MMA) matrix, respectively. Holographic experiments demonstrate that lutetium organometallic compounds and a PQ co-doped poly(HEMA-co-MMA) photopolymer can greatly enhance the volume holographic characteristics. The degree of improvement in hologram diffraction efficiency and the recording dynamic range for these co-doped photopolymers follows the order: Lu3+>Yb3+>Er3+>Nd 3+>Ce3+.
- Diffraction efficiency
- Exposure energy
- Organometallic compounds
- Volume holographic data storage