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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1969
  • pp: 85–89

Diffraction Efficiency of Bleached, Photographically Recorded Interference Patterns

Juris Upatnieks and Carl Leonard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 85-89 (1969)

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An experimental study has been made of techniques that can increase the diffraction efficiency of photographically recorded three-dimensional interference patterns. The efficiency is increased by using bleaching processes that convert the silver image into a dielectric image. Diffraction efficiency vs transmittance curves, chemical formulas of some bleaches, and the bleaching procedures are given. A maximum efficiency of 60%o has been achieved. Applications to holography and partitioned zone plates are demonstrated.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 3, 1968
Published: January 1, 1969

Juris Upatnieks and Carl Leonard, "Diffraction Efficiency of Bleached, Photographically Recorded Interference Patterns," Appl. Opt. 8, 85-89 (1969)

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