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The Newport Button: The Large Scale Replication Of Combined Three-And Two-Dimensional Holographic Images
Author(s): James J, Cowan
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Paper Abstract

A unique type of holographic imagery and its large scale replication are described. The "Newport Button", which was designed as an advertising premium item for the Newport Corporation, incorporates a complex overlay of holographic diffraction gratings surrounding a three-dimensional holographic image of a real object. The combined pattern is recorded onto a photosensitive medium from which a metal master is made. The master is subsequently used to repeatedly emboss the pattern into a thin plastic sheet. Individual patterns are then die cut from the metallized plastic and mounted onto buttons. A discussion is given of the diffraction efficiencies of holograms made in this particular fashion and of the special requirements of the replication process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0462, Optics in Entertainment II, (23 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941157
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James J, Cowan, Polaroid Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0462:
Optics in Entertainment II
Chris S. Outwater, Editor(s)

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