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  • Vol. 63, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1973
  • pp: 280–287

Calculation of diffraction efficiency in hologram gratings attenuated along the direction perpendicular to the grating vector

Naoya Uchida  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 63, Issue 3, pp. 280-287 (1973)

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A thick hologram grating with modulation that decreases along the direction perpendicular to the grating vector has been analyzed using coupled-wave theory developed by Kogelnik. General solutions of two predominant waves, undiffracted and first-order diffracted waves, are given for transmission and reflection types of hologram gratings. Calculated efficiency of diffraction for some special cases is compared with that for the uniform grating. The influence of the attenuation of grating modulation upon the validity of the theory when applied to the Bragg reflection is also discussed.

Naoya Uchida, "Calculation of diffraction efficiency in hologram gratings attenuated along the direction perpendicular to the grating vector," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 280-287 (1973)

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