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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1876–1879

Plastic recording media for holography at 10.6 μm

M. Rioux, M. Blanchard, M. Cormier, R. Beaulieu, and D. Bélanger  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 1876-1879 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.001876


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Abstract

A search for recording media suitable for holography at wavelengths comparable to the 10.6 μm of a CO2 laser has led to the successful use of Saran Wrap plastic films and of thick acrylic plates. Holographic phase recording has been made with a 1-W single mode cw CO2 laser yielding incident intensities up to 3.5 W/cm2. Holographic reconstruction at a wavelength of 632.8 nm has given a diffraction efficiency up to 20%. At a wavelength of 10.6 μm, reconstruction by reflection on the silver-coated surface of an acrylic plate had a diffraction efficiency of 0.5%. It was observed that the recording is less linear on acrylic plates than on Saran Wrap films.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1977
Published: July 1, 1977

Citation
M. Rioux, M. Blanchard, M. Cormier, R. Beaulieu, and D. Bélanger, "Plastic recording media for holography at 10.6 μm," Appl. Opt. 16, 1876-1879 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-7-1876

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