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Polarization of beams diffracted from superimposed gratings
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Paper Abstract

The rigorous coupled-wave model is used to determine the polarization of diffracted waves from two superimposed volume gratings with their grating vectors in the same plane. The phase relations used in computing the phase shift of diffracted beams are derived. The relative phase difference between orthogonal components of the + 1 diffracted order is computed for a single grating and two superimposed gratings. The level of induced ellipticity in polarization is greater for light diffracted from a multiplexed grating than from a single grating. Experimental and theoretical results show that the phase shift of a beam diffracted from two superimposed gratings has both positive and negative values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2152, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178079
Show Author Affiliations
Chien-Wei Han, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tae-Jin Kim, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eugene Warren Campbell, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Raymond K. Kostuk, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kun-Yii Tu, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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

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