The contrast and diffraction efficiency of a dielectric hologram made from a diffuse signal beam is calculated. Diffraction efficiency of 64% with acceptable image contrast is possible. Experimental results with holograms made by bleaching photographic emulsions are presented.
© 1970 Optical Society of America
JURIS UPATNIEKS and CARL LEONARD, "Efficiency and Image Contrast of Dielectric Holograms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 297-305 (1970)