Experimental results concerning both real-time and postprocessing (after-development) behavior of a novel photosensitive material, dichromate-sensitized pullulan (DCP), are investigated. The exposure mechanism and possibilities for controlling holographic grating properties are discussed. We have shown that it is possible to maximize the diffraction efficiency of interference gratings after development by controlling diffraction efficiency in real time. Stronger real-time effects of DCP compared with those of dichromated gelatin are achieved.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2001
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2002
Published: August 1, 2002
Svetlana Savić, Dejan Pantelić, and Dragica Jakovijević, "Real-time and postprocessing holographic effects in dichromated pullulan," Appl. Opt. 41, 4484-4488 (2002)