Abstract

We have studied the optical quality of holographic notch filters and have identified that stray illumination during the exposure stage and substrate scatter are the limiting factors. We propose and analyze a novel holographic recording scheme in which the substrate is rotated during exposure. Using this method, we have produced high-uniformity, flare-free dichromated gelatin notch filters with optical density greater than 5 and with scatter comparable with that from polished substrates.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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