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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1992
  • pp: 4453–4458

Binary gratings with increased efficiency

Michael W. Farn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 4453-4458 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.004453


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Abstract

Coupled-wave analysis is used to design binary gratings with high efficiencies (70–80%). The binary designs have grating periods greater than one wavelength but use subwavelength structures within each period in order to achieve high efficiency.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1991
Published: August 1, 1992

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Michael W. Farn, "Binary gratings with increased efficiency," Appl. Opt. 31, 4453-4458 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-22-4453


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