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Emulsions for pulsed holography: new and improved processing schemes
Author(s): Alexey M. Rodin; Rob Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Recent improvements in the processing of commercially available holographic recording materials for pulsed holography are reviewed. Harmonics of pulsed Nd:YLF/Nd:Phosphate Glass, Nd:YLF, Nd:YAG laser's, and the fundamental wavelength of a pulsed Ruby laser were used as radiation sources for the recording of transmission and reflection holography gratings. It is shown that ultra-fine grain size materials such as PFG-03C and Ultimate-15 can be successfully applied for small and medium format pulsed holography applications. These small grain size emulsions are especially important in the areas of artistic archival portraiture and contact Denisyuk micro-holography of living objects, where noiseless image reconstruction is of a primary concern. It suggests that HOE's, such as full-color image projection screens, may be successfully recorded on PFG-03C holographic emulsions using a pulsed RGB laser. A range of commercial RGB pulsed lasers suitable for these applications are introduced. Visible wavelengths currently produced from these lasers covers the spectrum of 440 - 660nm. Latest developments of a full range of pulsed holographic camera systems manufactured by GEOLA that are suitable for medium and large format portraiture, medical imaging, museum artifact archival recording, and other types of holography are also reviewed with particular reference to new integrated digital mastering features. Finally, the initial commercial production of a new photopolymer film with a sensitivity range of 625-680nm is introduced. Initial CW exposure energies at 633nm were 30 - 50mJ/cm2; with diffraction efficiencies of 75 - 80% observed with this new material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5005, Practical Holography XVII and Holographic Materials IX, (4 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479658
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey M. Rodin, GEOLA UaB (Lithuania)
Institute of Physics (Lithuania)
Rob Taylor, Forth Dimension Holographics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5005:
Practical Holography XVII and Holographic Materials IX
Tung H. Jeong; Sylvia H. Stevenson, Editor(s)

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