A model for analyzing the effects of material shrinkage on volume holograms is presented. This model is based on the fringe-plane rotation model used for describing the effects of plane-wave grating holograms that undergo shrinkage. A computer was used to exercise the model for a simple input object typical of those used in digital holographic memory applications and stored as a Fourier-transform hologram. The theoretical formulation of the model is presented as well as the results of the numerical analysis.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 7, 1994
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 1994
Published: October 10, 1994
J. T. Gallo and C. M. Verber, "Model for the effects of material shrinkage on volume holograms," Appl. Opt. 33, 6797-6804 (1994)