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Characteristic wave theory for volume holographic gratings with arbitrarily slanted fringes
Author(s): Boris C. Chernov
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Paper Abstract

A rigorous three-dimensional vector characteristic wave arbitrarily slanted anisotropic grating diffraction analysis is presented. The most persuasive argument for the characteristic wave approach use is the ease with which solutions may be obtained. The characteristic wave method applies to any anisotropic volume reflection or transmission sinusoidal or nonsinusoidal amplitude and/or phase grating with slanted fringes, any plane-wave angle of incidence, and any linear polarization. The same analysis applies to the limiting cases of isotropic materials, a grating vector lying in the plane of incidence, Bragg or Raman-Nath diffraction, etc. For pure reflection gratings when the grating fringes (surfaces of constant permittivity) are parallel to the grating boundaries, the permittivity is no longer periodic along the boundary. However, this case can be simply analyzed without approximation by using a rigorous characteristic wave method of analysis. In this paper, diffraction characteristics for holographic volume slanted gratings are presented for various linear polarizations of the incident waves as a functions of the slant angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1507, Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47078
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Boris C. Chernov, Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute of Communications (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1507:
Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications
G. Michael Morris, Editor(s)

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