Volume holographic recording materials are modeled on a PC for the case of a conformal reflector geometry. The model is used to help describe the physical structure of holographic mirrors made in (3) popular materials. Experimentally determined properties of each material that affect preparation, exposure, processing, tuning and protection are discussed. Examples of possible applications and limitations of each material are given.
Richard D. Rallison,
Stephan E. Bialkowski,
"Survey Of Properties Of Volume Holographic Materials", Proc. SPIE 1051, Practical Holography III, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951459; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951459