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  • Vol. 61, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1001–1006

Theory of Certain Diffraction Gratings Produced by the Holographic Method

M. V. R. K. MURTY and N. C. DAS  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 8, pp. 1001-1006 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.61.001001


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Abstract

It is now well known that a system of interference fringes photographed on a photographic plate has very interesting properties when used as a diffraction grating. This paper considers two cases. One is when the photographic plate is a plane surface; the aberration properties of this are worked out as a function of wavelength. There are three positions for which the spherical aberration is zero. Of these, one is of little interest as this is simply zero-order position. Another case considered was that of a photographic plate in the form of a concave spherical surface. In this case, there are three positions at which the spherical aberration is zero. The nature of variation of spherical aberration between these zero-aberration positions is presented in the form of curves computed from the theory of these gratings.

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M. V. R. K. MURTY and N. C. DAS, "Theory of Certain Diffraction Gratings Produced by the Holographic Method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1001-1006 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-61-8-1001

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