We made reflection gratings by using the gelatin of Kodak 649F spectroscopic plates. The concentration of ammonium dichromate sensitizer was varied, and reflection efficiencies of fully developed plates were measured in different reconstructing angles. During the development process we varied the washing time, the time interval between the washing and isopropanol baths, and the duration of the isopropanol bath. The reflection efficiencies were measured for each processing variable. Finally, the characteristics of the gratings were tested by varying the recording geometry.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 5, 1987
Published: June 15, 1988
Tuula Keinonen and Olli Salminen, "Influence of some development parameters on the reflection grating structure in dichromated gelatin," Appl. Opt. 27, 2573-2579 (1988)