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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1970
  • pp: 297–305

Efficiency and Image Contrast of Dielectric Holograms

JURIS UPATNIEKS and CARL LEONARD  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 3, pp. 297-305 (1970)

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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.

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JURIS UPATNIEKS and CARL LEONARD, "Efficiency and Image Contrast of Dielectric Holograms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 297-305 (1970)

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