Deep photoresist gratings, slanted as well as unslanted, were produced holographically in clear Shipley 1400 photoresist. The diffraction efficiencies of these gratings were measured as a function of incident angle for three wavelengths with polarization perpendicular to the plane of incidence. It is shown that the results agree fairly well with those predicted by Kogelnik’s two-wave theory, indicating that these relief gratings behave like volume holograms. An explanation in terms of thin and thick gratings is given, and practical conclusions are drawn from these observations.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 12, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991
Hendrik J. Gerritsen, Donald K. Thornton, and Sarah R. Bolton, "Application of Kogelnik’s two-wave theory to deep, slanted, highly efficient, relief transmission gratings," Appl. Opt. 30, 807-814 (1991)