Bleached reflection holograms produced by two plane waves in Agfa 8E56 photographic emulsion and recorded in an index-matching liquid tank at 514 nm are studied. Replay at 514 nm is both in the tank and in air, boundary reflections giving rise to multiple-output beams in the latter case. The intensities in the various output beams are measured as a function of the angle of incidence of the input beam. A simple theory based on two-wave grating diffraction and the Fresnel boundary coefficients is formulated and shown to agree with good approximation with the observed intensities of all significant output beams.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 29, 1982
Published: January 1, 1983
M. P. Owen, A. A. Ward, and L. Solymar, "Internal reflections in bleached reflection holograms," Appl. Opt. 22, 159-163 (1983)