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Noise gratings recorded with single-beam exposures in liquid holographic photopolymers
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Paper Abstract

Photopolymers can be considered viable holographic material because of their many attractive features. Among these we could mention their ability to self-develop, the fact dry processing can be used with them, their good stability and thick emulsion layers, their haigh sensitivity, diffraction efficiency and resolution, and finally their non-volatile storage. Among the different sources of noise in holography, noise gratings are due to scattering from inhomogeneities in the recording material and have an important spurious effect on volume holography. Their effect at reconstruction is to bring about a reduction in diffraction efficiency and signal-to-noise ratio. Even though these scatter gratings have been seen in PMMA and other photopolymers, and in photorefractive crystals, they have really only been analyzed extensively for photographic emulsions, and information about these grating structures in photopolymers is quite scarce. In this communication we present the observation of noise gratings in an acrylamide photopolymer for use in real time holography. The possibilities of this noise source as a optimization technique for this type of materials are pointed out. Noise gratings in these polymer films were created upon exposure to a He-Ne laser collimated beam at 633 nm without any subsequent processing step. The influence of intensity on recording noise gratings and angular selectivity are reported showing its influence on the recording of this type of noise source in real time holographic materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2688, Holographic Materials II, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238539
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Fimia, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
Augusto Belendez, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
Luis Carretero-Lopez, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2688:
Holographic Materials II
T. John Trout, Editor(s)

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