In this work we study the feasibility of using silver halide sensitized gelatin based on PFG-01 (Slavich) emulsions to construct uniaxial compound lenses. This processing is able to introduce variations in the thickness and refractive index of the emulsion. We prove that these changes are not sufficient to provide the observed variations in Bragg conditions in the reconstruction and that a shear-type effect must exist to explain the performance of processed emulsions. We study the characteristics of a compound lens, obtaining acceptable image quality, good resolution, and the typical field limitation of volume holographic elements.
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Maria Victoria Collados, Isabel Arias, Ana García, Jesús Atencia, and Manuel Quintanilla, "Silver Halide Sensitized Gelatin Process Effects in Holographic Lenses Recorded on Slavich PFG-01 Plates," Appl. Opt. 42, 805-810 (2003)