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Some Research Toward The Development Of A Hologram Laser Beam Corrector-Collimator For Use In A Satellite Data Link
Author(s): C. Gilbreath-Frandsen; William H. Carter; J. W. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

Some initial research results are reported toward developing holographic optical elements for use as beam corrector-collimators for diode laser arrays in an inter-satellite data link. Holograms have been made in 649F emulsions with 633 nm radiation from a He-Ne laser under conditions which simulate a hologram made in an IR-sensitive emulsion with a diode laser. Such holograms have been copied into dichromated gelatin emulsions with 488 nm radiation from an Ar + laser. The copies have shown up to 94% efficiency when reconstructed as optical elements at 633 nm. Some difficulties in obtaining efficient holograms that do not introduce significant wave-front aberrations are discussed and possible solutions described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0600, Progress in Holographic Applications, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952429
Show Author Affiliations
C. Gilbreath-Frandsen, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
William H. Carter, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. W. Wagner, Johns Hopkins University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0600:
Progress in Holographic Applications
Jean P. L. Ebbeni, Editor(s)

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