Materials 2012, 5(8), 1462-1476; doi:10.3390/ma5081462

Replication of Holograms with Corn Syrup by Rubbing

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Received: 3 April 2012; in revised form: 19 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 July 2012 / Published: 21 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Materials for Modern Holographic Applications)
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Abstract: Corn syrup films are used to replicate holograms in order to fabricate micro-structural patterns without the toxins commonly found in photosensitive salts and dyes. We use amplitude and relief masks with lithographic techniques and rubbing techniques in order to transfer holographic information to corn syrup material. Holographic diffraction patterns from holographic gratings and computer Fourier holograms fabricated with corn syrup are shown. We measured the diffraction efficiency parameter in order to characterize the film. The versatility of this material for storage information is promising. Holographic gratings achieved a diffraction efficiency of around 8.4% with an amplitude mask and 36% for a relief mask technique. Preliminary results using corn syrup as an emulsion for replicating holograms are also shown in this work.
Keywords: holographic material; biopolymer; computer holograms; replicate holograms
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Mejias-Brizuela, N.Y.; Olivares-Pérez, A.; Ortiz-Gutiérrez, M. Replication of Holograms with Corn Syrup by Rubbing. Materials 2012, 5, 1462-1476.

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Mejias-Brizuela NY, Olivares-Pérez A, Ortiz-Gutiérrez M. Replication of Holograms with Corn Syrup by Rubbing. Materials. 2012; 5(8):1462-1476.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mejias-Brizuela, Nildia Y.; Olivares-Pérez, Arturo; Ortiz-Gutiérrez, Mauricio. 2012. "Replication of Holograms with Corn Syrup by Rubbing." Materials 5, no. 8: 1462-1476.

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