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Comparison of dichromated gelatin and Du Pont HRF-700 photopolymer as media for holographic notch filters
Author(s): Jeffery L. Salter; Mary F. Loeffler
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Paper Abstract

Holographic optical elements (HOEs) are produced in a variety of materials for a wide range of applications. An ideal holographic recording medium for holographic notch filters would be capable of high index modulation, produce high optical densities, exhibit low scatter, haze, and absorption, and be able to survive harsh environments. None of the currently available recording media possess all of the above characteristics; thus the material selected must suit the application requirements. This paper discusses experimental results regarding the holographic and optical properties of two holographic recording materials: dichromated gelatin (DCG), and Du Pont HRF-700 photopolymer. The strengths and limitations of the two materials, as applied to notch filters, are discussed, and data are presented showing the fundamental characteristics of each.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1555, Computer and Optically Generated Holographic Optics; 4th in a Series, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50642
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffery L. Salter, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Mary F. Loeffler, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1555:
Computer and Optically Generated Holographic Optics; 4th in a Series
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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