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Title: Optimising replay intensity and resolution in aberration-compensated
Authors: Nebrensky, JJ
Craig, G
Hobson, PR
Nareid, H
Watson, J
Keywords: Holography;Emulsions;Humidity;Hologrammetry;Flory-Huggins
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Maney
Citation: The Imaging Science Journal. 51(2003): 111-124
Abstract: In hologrammetry it is desirable to reconstruct the real image rather than the virtual image as the latter must be viewed at a distance through the window of the holographic plate itself. When a scene is located in water but the image is replayed in air, it is necessary to correct for the refractive index difference by reconstructing the image with shorter wavelength illumination and changing the beam angle to satisfy the grating equation. However this means that the Bragg condition may no longer be satisfied during replay, reducing the diffraction efficiency and decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio of the reconstructed images. Changing the replay beam angle to satisfy better the Bragg condition makes the images brighter but also renders them unusable by increasing the optical aberrations. Our solution is to alter the Bragg properties of the hologram by altering the humidity of the surrounding atmosphere. This approach has been experimentally demonstrated for Agfa 8E56HD emulsions by measuring the brightness and resolution of a reconstructed real image from an off-axis hologram over a humidity range from 6 to 93 percent. The emulsion swelling and its effect on the Bragg properties of the hologram were modelled using the Flory-Huggins theory of polymer swelling.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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