OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1999
  • pp: 4528–4532

Design of low-haze holographic notch filters

Alexei Y. Tikhomirov and Timothy J. McKay  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4528-4532 (1999)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (104 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We have studied the optical quality of holographic notch filters and have identified that stray illumination during the exposure stage and substrate scatter are the limiting factors. We propose and analyze a novel holographic recording scheme in which the substrate is rotated during exposure. Using this method, we have produced high-uniformity, flare-free dichromated gelatin notch filters with optical density greater than 5 and with scatter comparable with that from polished substrates.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

Original Manuscript: October 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 1999
Published: July 20, 1999

Alexei Y. Tikhomirov and Timothy J. McKay, "Design of low-haze holographic notch filters," Appl. Opt. 38, 4528-4532 (1999)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. N. Capolla, A. Beauregard, D. Vincent, “Holographic notch filters recorded on DCG-coated glass and polycarbonate substrates,” in Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects, R. A. Lessard, ed., Proc. SPIE2042, 259–262 (1994). [CrossRef]
  2. H. Kogelnik, “Coupled wave theory for thick hologram gratings,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909–2947 (1969). [CrossRef]
  3. J. A. Arns, T. J. Edwards, G. E. Moea, J. E. Wreede, “Systems for forming improved reflection holograms with a single beam,” U.S. patent4,458,977 (10July1984).
  4. C. Rich, L. Dickerson, S. Pedro, “Lippmann photographic process put to practice with available materials,” in Holographic Materials II, T. Trout, ed., Proc. SPIE2688, 88–95 (1996). [CrossRef]
  5. A. M. Tai, C. C. Aleksoff, B. J. Chang, “Imaging through scattering media by interferometric techniques,” Appl. Opt. 20, 2484–2492 (1981). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. T. Kubota, “Recording of high quality color holograms,” Appl. Opt. 25, 4141–4145 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1980), Chap. 8, p. 425.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited