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  • 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)

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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.

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

Alexei Y. Tikhomirov and Timothy J. McKay, "Design of Low-Haze Holographic Notch Filters," Appl. Opt. 38, 4528-4532 (1999)

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