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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1587–1592

Fabry–Perot multilayers for enhancing the diffraction efficiency of ion-implanted gratings

Ludovic Escoubas, François Flory, Fabien Lemarchand, Emmanuel Drouard, Laurent Roux, Stéphane Tisserand, and Gérard Albrand  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 10, pp. 1587-1592 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.001587


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Abstract

Enhancement of the free-space diffraction efficiency of gratings made by titanium-ion implantation is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. Indeed, by insertion of a grating into a multilayer dielectric Fabry–Perot cavity, the diffraction efficiency can be increased to as much as 24 times that of a single grating. The sensitivity of the diffraction efficiency to the optogeometrical parameters of the grating or of the Fabry–Perot cavity is discussed. Moreover, a process for performance of a phase grating inside a Fabry–Perot cavity is described, and experimental results concerning efficiency measurements are compared with computed values for various grating periods.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2000
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2000
Published: April 1, 2001

Citation
Ludovic Escoubas, François Flory, Fabien Lemarchand, Emmanuel Drouard, Laurent Roux, Stéphane Tisserand, and Gérard Albrand, "Fabry–Perot multilayers for enhancing the diffraction efficiency of ion-implanted gratings," Appl. Opt. 40, 1587-1592 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-10-1587


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