The resolution dependence of spatial-spectral volume holographic imaging systems on angular and spectral bandwidth of nonuniform gratings is investigated. Modeling techniques include a combination of the approximate coupled-wave analysis and the transfer-matrix method for holograms recorded in absorptive media. The effective thickness of the holograms is used as an estimator of the resolution of the imaging systems. The methodology, which assists in the design and optimization of volume holographic simulation results based on our approach, are confirmed with experiments and show proof of consistency and usefulness of the proposed models.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011
Jose M. Castro, John Brownlee, Yuan Luo, Erich de Leon, Jennifer K. Barton, George Barbastathis, and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Spatial–spectral volume holographic systems: resolution dependence on effective thickness," Appl. Opt. 50, 1038-1046 (2011)