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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 5534–5537

Control of the spectral position of dichromated gelatin reflection holograms

Bistra Markova, Dimana Nazarova, and Peter Sharlandjiev  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 28, pp. 5534-5537 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.005534


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Abstract

Dichromated gelatin (DCG) is one of the best light-sensitive materials for holographic recording. However, strict technological control should be observed during deposition, gelation, and drying of DCG plates and the chemical processing of the recorded structures. Usually, for reflection holograms the gelatin layer should be sealed in order to protect it from ambient humidity, which affects the value and position of the reflection maximum. Herein we give three different recipes for tuning the reflection maximum from 430 to 700 nm by swelling the hologram thickness with a filler material that is commercially available. The mechanism of the hologram swelling, which changes the period of the recorded holographic structure, is also briefly discussed.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011

Citation
Bistra Markova, Dimana Nazarova, and Peter Sharlandjiev, "Control of the spectral position of dichromated gelatin reflection holograms," Appl. Opt. 50, 5534-5537 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-28-5534


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