Abstract

A search for recording media suitable for holography at wavelengths comparable to the 10.6 μm of a CO2 laser has led to the successful use of Saran Wrap plastic films and of thick acrylic plates. Holographic phase recording has been made with a 1-W single mode cw CO2 laser yielding incident intensities up to 3.5 W/cm2. Holographic reconstruction at a wavelength of 632.8 nm has given a diffraction efficiency up to 20%. At a wavelength of 10.6 μm, reconstruction by reflection on the silver-coated surface of an acrylic plate had a diffraction efficiency of 0.5%. It was observed that the recording is less linear on acrylic plates than on Saran Wrap films.

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P. R. Forman, S. Humpries, R. W. Peterson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 537 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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G. Decker, H. Herold, H. Röhr, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 490 (1972).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. R. Forman, S. Humpries, R. W. Peterson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 537 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, S.

S. Kobayashi, K. Kurihara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 482 (1971).
[CrossRef]

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S. Kobayashi, K. Kurihara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 482 (1971).
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P. R. Forman, S. Humpries, R. W. Peterson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 537 (1973).
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Rampton, D. T.

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G. Decker, H. Herold, H. Röhr, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 490 (1972).
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Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

P. R. Forman, S. Humpries, R. W. Peterson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 537 (1973).
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G. Decker, H. Herold, H. Röhr, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 490 (1972).
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Other (1)

R. J. Collier, B. Buckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1970).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement for recording a hologram at 10.6 μm on a transparent plastic medium located in the plane H. Real-time reconstruction of this hologram is obtained at the photographic plate by means of the 632.8-nm He–Ne laser wavelength.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reconstruction by transmission at 632.8 nm: (a) reconstruction from a hologram recorded on acrylic with an energy density of 12J/cm2; (b) reconstruction from a hologram recorded on Saran Wrap film with an energy density of 5.0J/cm2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Diffraction efficiency at 632.8 nm. The holograms were produced by a 10.6-μm laser beam on (a) a 6.3-mm (¼-in) thick acrylic sheet and (b) a Saran Wrap film.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Diffraction efficiency with a 632.8-nm reconstructing beam reflected on the surface of an exposed Saran Wrap film. Circles are for reconstruction from the side opposite to that of the recording, while squares apply to reconstruction from the recording side.

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Table I Effect of Exposure Time on Clear Acrylic

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Table II Effect of Exposure Time on Saran Wrap

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