Printable ink holograms

Qiancheng Zhao, Ali K. Yetisen, Carl J. Anthony, William R. Fowler, Seok Hyun Yun, Haider Butt

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Abstract

The development of single-step printable holographic recording techniques can enable applications in rapid data storage, imaging, and bio-sensing. The personalized use of holography is limited due to specialist level of knowledge, time consuming recording techniques, and high-cost equipment. Here, we report a rapid and feasible in-line reflection recording strategy for printing surface holograms consisting of ink using a single pulse of a laser light within seconds. The laser interference pattern and periodicity of surface grating as a function of tilt angle are predicted by computationally and demonstrated experimentally to create 2D linear gratings and three-dimensional (3D) images. We further demonstrate the utility of our approach in creating personalized handwritten signatures and 3D images.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041115
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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