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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004528


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Abstract

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

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Alexei Y. Tikhomirov and Timothy J. McKay, "Design of Low-Haze Holographic Notch Filters," Appl. Opt. 38, 4528-4532 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-21-4528


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