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Bragg diffraction of volume grating under finite Gaussian-profile ultrashort pulse illumination
Author(s): Aimin Yan; Liren Liu; De'an Liu; Chunhua Wang
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Paper Abstract

The diffraction behavior of an ultrashort optical pulse with Gaussian-profile both in time and space diffracted by a volume grating is numerically investigated using two-wave first-order coupled wave theory, which elegantly expressed the theory of volume holography by Kogelnik. Simple analytical expressions for the spectrum and spatial profiles of the transmitted and diffracted beams in the near field are obtained. The total diffraction efficiency is also presented. Detailed diffraction characteristics for the ultrashort pulsed Gaussian beams are investigated. The analysis and diffraction characteristics presented in this paper are important for the ultrashort pulse shaping and volume grating applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6290, Laser Beam Shaping VII, 62900X (9 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678306
Show Author Affiliations
Aimin Yan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
De'an Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Chunhua Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6290:
Laser Beam Shaping VII
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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