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Diffraction on a surface-relief grating: mechanisms and interpretation
Author(s): Ivan Richter; Zbynek Ryzi; Pavel Fiala
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Paper Abstract

This contribution concentrates on theoretical studies of diffraction processes in surface-relief gratings. The characterization of diffraction processes and mechanisms is presented and discussed, together with the regions with typical diffraction regimes. The attention is also devoted to phase synchronism: angular and volume types of synchronisms are distinguished. Some typical examples of modeling are considered for a class of binary surface-relief gratings. Rigorous coupled-wave analysis is used for modeling, and some interesting result of volume phase synchronism are presented and discussed. Finally, features of a fundamental resonator region, which is characterized by strong energy interchange processes, since a new diffraction order starts to become real propagating, are described and interpreted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4016, Photonics, Devices, and Systems, (29 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373656
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Richter, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Zbynek Ryzi, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Pavel Fiala, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4016:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Pavel Tomanek; Miroslav Miler, Editor(s)

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