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Development, manufacturing, and integration of holographic optical elements for laser Doppler velocimetry applications
Author(s): Christo G. Stojanoff; Hans Dieter Tholl; Hubertus A. Luebbers; Wilbert Windeln
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Paper Abstract

Techniques specifically developed for the design and manufacturing of specialized holographic optical elements (HOEs) that are used in the fabrication of integrated optical systems for laser- Doppler velocimetry (LDV) applications are presented. The specialized HOEs needed for the construction of an integrated LDV-optics are: beam-splitters, lenses and/or lens arrays, phase correction plates and the corresponding waveguide structures. The HOEs are designed by means of computer programs that facilitate the optimization of the recording geometry and provide information for the correction procedures needed for optimized performance. The HOEs are recorded in dichromated gelatin films and are subsequently subjected to chemical and thermal after-treatment. These procedures guarantee the realization of HOEs with high diffraction efficiency and low scattering losses. The optimized holographic process has been previously described. In this report we discuss the following specialized HOEs and their specific characteristics as required by the LDV applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1507, Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47063
Show Author Affiliations
Christo G. Stojanoff, Technical Univ. of Aachen (Germany)
Hans Dieter Tholl, Technical Univ. of Aachen (Germany)
Hubertus A. Luebbers, Technical Univ. of Aachen (Germany)
Wilbert Windeln, Holographielabor Windeln (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1507:
Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications
G. Michael Morris, Editor(s)

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