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Volume holographic quarter-wave plate
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that gratings with high spatial frequency (spacings <EQ (lambda) /2) show form birefringence. Therefore, gratings formed in dielectric materials can act as a wave plate when the grating spacing is smaller than, or near to, half of the incident beam wavelength. Previous researchers used high frequency surface relief structures or sinusoidal gratings formed in photoresists to produce this effect. In this paper we show the performance of a volume holographic quarterwave plate formed in DCG operating at 632.8 nm. To our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a retardation plate exhibiting this magnitude of phase delay in a volume material. The fabrication techniques required to realize this element are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2532, Application and Theory of Periodic Structures, (22 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221225
Show Author Affiliations
Tae-Jin Kim, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eugene Warren Campbell, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Raymond K. Kostuk, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2532:
Application and Theory of Periodic Structures
Tomasz Jannson, Editor(s)

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