Dependence of the moisture of the plate on the hologram characteristics is studied for methylene blue dichromated gelatin. The maximum diffraction efficiency increases, and the exposure to obtain a sensitized amount of diffraction efficiency is reduced for the red light when the moisture of the gelatin layer is certain controlled during exposure. The photochemical reaction of the plate is briefly discussed, and the properly result of the double exposed hologram is also presented.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 11, 1989
Published: November 10, 1990
Toru Mizuno, Tsukasa Goto, Masayuki Goto, Kazuma Matsui, and Toshihiro Kubota, "Methylene blue sensitized dichromated gelatin holograms: influence of the moisture on their exposure and diffraction efficiency," Appl. Opt. 29, 4757-4760 (1990)