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Materials 2012, 5(8), 1462-1476;

Replication of Holograms with Corn Syrup by Rubbing

National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, calle Luis Enrique Erro No. 1, Santa María Tonantzintla, Puebla 72840, Mexico
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, calle Francisco J. Mújica s/n, Col. Felicitas del Río, Morelia 58060, Michoacán, Mexico
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Received: 3 April 2012 / Revised: 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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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: holographic material; biopolymer; computer holograms; replicate holograms 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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