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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1987
  • pp: 372–376

Simplified dichromated gelatin hologram recording process

Tharayil G. Georgekutty and Hua-Kuang Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 372-376 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.000372


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Abstract

A simplified method for making dichromated gelatin (DCG) holographic optical elements (HOE) has been discovered. The method is much less tedious and it requires a period of processing time comparable with that for processing a silver halide hologram. HOE characteristics including diffraction efficiency (DE), linearity, and spectral sensitivity have been quantitatively investigated. The quality of the holographic grating is very high. Ninety percent or higher diffraction efficiency has been achieved in simple plane gratings made by this process.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1986
Published: January 15, 1987

Citation
Tharayil G. Georgekutty and Hua-Kuang Liu, "Simplified dichromated gelatin hologram recording process," Appl. Opt. 26, 372-376 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-2-372


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