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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3743–3750

Design of transmission blazed binary gratings for optical limiting with the form-birefringence theory

Nan Lu, Dengfeng Kuang, and Guoguang Mu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 21, pp. 3743-3750 (2008)

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The structure of transmission blazed binary gratings for optical limiting is designed with the form– birefringence theory. This kind of grating has subwavelength features, can imitate the transmission blazed grating effectively, and has higher efficiencies than a transmission blazed grating with a subwave length structure. The diffraction efficiencies are calculated and analyzed. For the normal incident light with 10.6 μm wavelength, the transmissivities for the designed grating at 0 ° deviation angle for TE and TM polarizations are 0.05% and 5.09%, respectively, which are basically identical to the results of the finite-difference time-domain method. The diffraction efficiencies of the first transmitted order for TE and TM polarizations are 93.95% and 83.88%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.2065) Diffraction and gratings : Effective medium theory
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008

Nan Lu, Dengfeng Kuang, and Guoguang Mu, "Design of transmission blazed binary gratings for optical limiting with the form-birefringence theory," Appl. Opt. 47, 3743-3750 (2008)

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