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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2012
  • pp: 4073–4077

High-efficiency metallic multistratum concave diffraction grating

Pierre Pottier and Muthukumaran Packirisamy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 18, pp. 4073-4077 (2012)

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A concave diffraction grating for integrated optics is constructed by replacing the reflective metallic part by multiple thin elements of metal, each partially reflecting the light, arranged in elliptical fashion in order to distribute the diffraction/reflection of light and provide aberration-free focusing by combining the diffraction condition and Bragg condition of these curved reflectors. It results in increasing the reflection from 39% to 73%, as simulations show.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2012
Published: June 14, 2012

Pierre Pottier and Muthukumaran Packirisamy, "High-efficiency metallic multistratum concave diffraction grating," Appl. Opt. 51, 4073-4077 (2012)

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