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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2002
  • pp: 1374–1383

Experimental evidence of mixed gratings with a phase difference between the phase and amplitude grating in volume holograms

Cristian Neipp, Inmaculada Pascual, and Augusto Beléndez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 23, pp. 1374-1383 (2002)

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The Coupled Wave Theory of Kogelnik has given a well-established basis for the comprehension of how light propagates inside a hologram. This theory gives an accurate approximation for the diffraction efficiency of volume phase holograms and volume absorption holograms as well. Mixed holograms (phase and absorption) have been also treated from the point of view of this theory. For instance, Guibelalde theoretically described the diffraction efficiency of out of phase mixed volume gratings. In this work we will show that when using fixation-free rehalogenating bleaches, out of phase mixed volume gratings can be recorded on the hologram at high exposures. This is due to the oxidation products of the developer and the bleaching agent. The effects described theoretically for out of phase mixed volume hologram gratings are experimentally observed.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: October 9, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2002
Published: November 18, 2002

Cristian Neipp, Inmaculada Pascual, and Augusto Belendez, "Experimental evidence of mixed gratings with a phase difference between the phase and amplitude grating in volume holograms," Opt. Express 10, 1374-1383 (2002)

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