Volume hologram replication system for photovoltaic applications

Benjamin D. Chrysler, Raymond K. Kostuk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A replication system and method for fabricating volume hologram arrays is reviewed in this paper. The replication system can be used to fabricate high-efficiency transmission volume holographic lens arrays that are well-suited for spectrum-splitting photovoltaic applications. As in the well-known contact-copy replication technique, the new technique uses a master hologram to generate the desired holographic exposure, however no contact is required with the copy hologram. The object and reference beams for the holographic exposure are generated by discrete "coupling elements" on the master hologram and coupled through a prism to form an interference pattern on the copy hologram. The system can be implemented using relatively inexpensive lab equipment, but also has potential for large-scale production of holographic elements. A prototype system was developed and used to fabricate an experimental holographic lens array with a large aperture (9.6cm X 6cm) and high median diffraction efficiency (95.6%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion and Reliability
EditorsJeremy N. Munday, Michael D. Kempe, Peter Bermel
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620896
StatePublished - 2018
EventNew Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion and Reliability 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018Aug 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherNew Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion and Reliability 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Array
  • Covestro Bayfol HX
  • Holography
  • Manufacturing
  • Replication
  • Spectrum splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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