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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1972
  • pp: 1371–1381

Nonlinearities of Photopolymer Holographic Recording Materials

J. A. Jenney  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 1371-1381 (1972)

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An analysis is presented of the nonlinear effects of holographically recording discrete image points on a phase recording material. The analysis is restricted to thin, two- and three-beam holographic gratings recorded on a material that exhibits a linear phase shift vs exposure. Harmonics, intermodulation noise, and small signal effects are considered. Experimental measurements were carried out for three-beam holographic gratings and diffuse object holograms recorded on photopolymer recording materials. Intermodulation noise is found to be a serious limitation for discrete image point holograms, because this noise cannot be spatially separated from the desired image points. Intermodulation noise can be reduced by increasing the reference-to-object beam irradiance ratio and by reducing the diffraction efficiency. Photopolymer gratings with 50-dB signal-to-intermodulation noise ratio were obtained with diffraction efficiency greater than 1 10 % at beam irradiance ratios of 400:1. The image contrast of photopolymer holograms of diffuse objects is compared with the image contrast reported for bleached silver halide emulsions.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 13, 1971
Published: June 1, 1972

J. A. Jenney, "Nonlinearities of Photopolymer Holographic Recording Materials," Appl. Opt. 11, 1371-1381 (1972)

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