OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2006
  • pp: 5795–5799

Optical characterization of ultrahigh diffraction efficiency gratings

A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 23, pp. 5795-5799 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.005795


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (379 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on the optical characterization of an ultrahigh diffraction efficiency grating in a first-order Littrow configuration. The apparatus used was an optical cavity built from the grating under investigation and an additional high-reflection mirror. The measurement of the cavity finesse provided precise information about the grating's diffraction efficiency and its optical loss. We measured a finesse of 1580 from which we deduced a diffraction efficiency of ( 99.635 ± 0.016 ) % and an overall optical loss due to scattering and absorption of just 0.185 % . Such high-quality gratings, including the tool used for their characterization, might apply for future gravitational wave detectors. For example, the demonstrated cavity itself presents an all-reflective, low-loss Fabry–Perot resonator that might replace conventional arm cavities in advanced high-power Michelson interferometers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2006

Citation
A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, "Optical characterization of ultrahigh diffraction efficiency gratings," Appl. Opt. 45, 5795-5799 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-23-5795

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited