A novel method for writing holographic diffraction gratings is proposed in which the two interfering beams are moved together across the recording medium in such a way that the interference pattern at the medium is unchanged. The phase compensation is discussed both for an idealized setup and for a realistic experimental arrangement.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2001
Published: October 10, 2001
Bruce R. Napier and Nicholas J. Phillips, "Writing long holographic diffraction gratings by use of a novel scanning method," Appl. Opt. 40, 5170-5174 (2001)