Holographic assembly of semiconductor CdSe quantum dots in polymer for volume Bragg grating structures with diffraction efficiency near 100%

Xiangming Liu; Tomita, Yasuo; Oshima, Juro; Chikama, Katsumi; Matsubara, Koutatsu; Nakashima, Takuya; Kawai, Tsuyoshi
December 2009
Applied Physics Letters;12/28/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 26, p261109
Academic Journal
We report on the fabrication of centimeter-size transmission Bragg gratings in semiconductor CdSe quantum dots dispersed 50 μm thick photopolymer films. This was done by holographic assembly of CdSe quantum dots in a photopolymerizable monomer blend. Periodic patterning of CdSe quantum dots in polymer was confirmed by a fluorescence microscope and confocal Raman imaging. The diffraction efficiency from the grating of 1 μm spacing was near 100% in the green with 0.34 vol % CdSe quantum dots, giving the refractive index modulation as large as 5.1×10-3.


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