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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4460–4466

Holograms in dichromated gelatin: real-time effects

J. C. Newell, L. Solymar, and A. A. Ward  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4460-4466 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.004460


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Abstract

The dynamic properties of dichromated gelatin plates are investigated during exposure by illuminating them first by a single plane wave and second by two interfering plane waves produced from an argon-ion laser at 514.5 nm. The grating recorded is shown to be a pure absorption grating. The experimental results obtained for the output beam intensities as a function of time are compared with the predictions of a theoretical model, and reasonable agreement is found. It is further shown that owing to the effect of a humid atmosphere, the recorded grating may self-develop into a phase grating of much higher efficiency.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985

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J. C. Newell, L. Solymar, and A. A. Ward, "Holograms in dichromated gelatin: real-time effects," Appl. Opt. 24, 4460-4466 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-24-4460

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