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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 6603–6608

Graded-reflectivity mirror based on a volume phase hologram in a photopolymer film

Tian-Jie Chen and Ying-Chih Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 28, pp. 6603-6608 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006603


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Abstract

Graded-reflectivity mirrors for 1064-nm wavelength have been fabricated by use of volume phase holograms recorded in photopolymer films. A method for producing such holograms for the 1064-nm radiation by use of a 532-nm light source with a short (0.1-mm) coherence length was developed. The measured peak reflectivity of the mirror reached 95%, and its super-Gaussian profile well matched that calculated based on coupled-mode theory. The mirror can withstand a peak power density greater than 108 W/cm2. This method can also be used for fabricating deflectors that direct an incident beam to any specified angle other than the angle of reflection.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 1998
Published: October 1, 1998

Citation
Tian-Jie Chen and Ying-Chih Chen, "Graded-reflectivity mirror based on a volume phase hologram in a photopolymer film," Appl. Opt. 37, 6603-6608 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-28-6603


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