Materials Research for Holographic Recording. Report Number 3. Hardened Gelatin Holographic Recording Materials.
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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The results of a study of four different hardened gelatin holographic recording materials are reported. These are the dichromated, diazo, diazo resin, and silver halide sensitized gelatins. The report concludes that of the four photosensitive processes studied, the silver halide sensitized gelatin process offers the most promising process characteristics. The silver halide gelatin process is a new holographic recording process that can be used toprepare phase volume holograms in hardened gelatin. The process uses a reversal bleach that dissolves the developed silver metal image while further crosslinking the gelatin in the vicinity of the silver image. Upon fixing and with dehydration of the resulting gelatin hologram, one obtains recordings similar to those produced by the dichromated gelatin process. This is accomplish with exposures on the order of 200 to 500 micron Jsq cm at 514.5 nm in a silver halide emulsion that has a panchromatic response. Furthermore, because the hologram has no silver halide present, the holgoram does not exhibit the printout phenomena characteristic of bleached holograms. Author