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Approximate coupled-wave analysis of the three-dimensional diffraction by planar phase gratings of the transmissive type
Author(s): Hans Dieter Tholl
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents an approximate analysis of the conical diffraction by planar volume gratings. Explicit expressions are derived for the coupling constants and the dephasing between different diffraction orders. The results of the approximate coupled-wave theory are compared with the rigorous numerical solution of the three-dimensional boundary value problem for a specific configuration. A two-wave coupled-wave theory is presented and an analytical solution is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2152, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178063
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Hans Dieter Tholl, Aachen Institute of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2152:
Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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