Generalization of the boundary diffraction method for volume gratings

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dc.contributor.author Sheridan, John T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-30T15:21:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-30T15:21:01Z
dc.date.copyright 1994 Optical Society of America en
dc.date.issued 1994-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) en
dc.identifier.issn 1084-7529
dc.identifier.issn 1520-8532
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3462
dc.description.abstract The boundary diffraction method (BDM) is an approximate method that permits the derivation of analytic solutions for the output beams, both forward and backward propagating, that arise from the fundamental nature of holographic gratings. The method is based on the assumption that the volume scatter inside the grating can be supplemented by boundary diffraction coefficients. The boundary diffraction method is used for analysis of thick transmission geometry gratings in a unified way that deals with both the slanted and the unslanted cases. During the analysis, evidence emerges for the superiority of the first-order two-wave beta-value method over the Kogelnik k-vector closure method. The BDM is then further generalized to the case of a volume transmission grating, index matched to its surroundings, and replayed normally on-Bragg, i.e., satisfying the Bragg condition for normal incidence. The analytic equations derived are compared with results calculated with the rigorous coupled-wave method. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en
dc.rights This paper was published in JOSA A: OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?uri=josaa-11-2-649. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law. en
dc.subject.lcsh Diffraction gratings en
dc.subject.lcsh Holography en
dc.title Generalization of the boundary diffraction method for volume gratings en
dc.type Journal Article en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-11-2-649 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 11 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 649 en
dc.identifier.endpage 656 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/JOSAA.11.000649
dc.neeo.contributor Sheridan|John T.|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship European Community Fellowship at the Department of Applied Optics of the University of Erlangen-Niirnberg en
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