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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1972
  • pp: 907–913

Anomalous Behavior of Blazed Gratings

C. Harvey Palmer and Howard W. LeBrun  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 907-913 (1972)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.11.000907


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Abstract

A numerical integration method based on Kirchhoff’s diffraction integral is used to determine the approximate location and shape of so-called anomalies of a blazed grating in both polarizations. Although a scalar theory is used, the phase shift on reflection accounts for the differences in polarization. Multiple diffraction within the single grating groove accounts for the anomalous behavior. The theory is compared with new experimental data on two microwave gratings.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 1971
Published: April 1, 1972

Citation
C. Harvey Palmer and Howard W. LeBrun, "Anomalous Behavior of Blazed Gratings," Appl. Opt. 11, 907-913 (1972)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-11-4-907

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