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Diffraction-efficiency side-lobe suppression in stratified VDOEs
Author(s): Kalin Spariosu; Indra Tengara; Tomasz P. Jannson
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Paper Abstract

The potential utilization of volume diffractive elements (VDOEs) in a variety of sophisticated imaging applications has been established. VDOEs are capable of designed-in arbitrary phase distributions (indigenous to multi-layer diffractive structures), while maintaining high diffraction efficiencies (exhibited in volume holographic optical elements (HOEs)). Furthermore, multi-layer VDOE structure facilitates further improvement over HOEs. High diffraction efficiencies with simultaneous side lobe suppression can be achieved in VDOEs, while narrow bandwidths and desirable free spectral ranges are maintained. In this paper, we show that with proper utilization of VDOE and spacer thickness, we can achieve efficient side lobe suppression in the behavior of the diffraction efficiency, as a function of both incident wavelength and angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3133, Optical Thin Films V: New Developments, (1 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290186
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Kalin Spariosu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Indra Tengara, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3133:
Optical Thin Films V: New Developments
Randolph L. Hall, Editor(s)

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