We report the recording of optical holograms in both holographic plate films and thermoplastic film using a commercial single-mode laser diode having a wavelength of 787.3 nm. Holographic film characteristics and laser-diode coherence length studies as well as experimental results with simple plane-wave holograms are discussed.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986
Jeffrey A. Davis and Michael F. Brownell, "Laser-diode holographic recording," Opt. Lett. 11, 196-197 (1986)