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Comparison of the diffraction characteristics of continuous wave, ultrashort laser pulse, and chirped ultrashort pulse diffracted by multilayer reflection volume holographic gratings
Author(s): Aimin Yan; Jianfeng Sun; Yu Zhou; Yanan Zhi; Wei Lu; Liren Liu
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Paper Abstract

Volume holographic gratings (VHG) are of wide interest in many applications because of their properties of high diffraction efficiency, excellent wavelength selectivity and angular selectivity. Recently, because of more free parameters, multi-layer volume holographic gratings (MVHG) have become an ideal candidate for various promising technological applications such as optical interconnects, pulse shaping and optical filters. Therefore, some knowledge of the diffraction behaviors of such system would be very valuable for characterizing and optimizing such volume diffractive optical elements. In this paper, we extend the coupled wave theory of multi-layer gratings to study the Bragg diffraction properties of continuous wave, ultrashort laser pulse and chirped ultrashort pulse, and present a systematically theoretical analysis on the spectrum distribution of the diffracted intensities, the diffraction bandwidth of a system of MRVHG. The system of MRVHG is composed of multiple layers of reflection VHG separated by intermediate layers. The comparisons of the diffraction characteristics for these beams are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8130, Laser Beam Shaping XII, 81300V (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892654
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Aimin Yan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Jianfeng Sun, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yu Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yanan Zhi, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Wei Lu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8130:
Laser Beam Shaping XII
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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