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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 751–764

Reflection of light by composite volume holograms: Fresnel corrections and Fabry–Perot spectral filtering

Leonid B. Glebov, Julien Lumeau, Sergiy Mokhov, Vadim Smirnov, and Boris Ya. Zeldovich  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 751-764 (2008)

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Effects in composite volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) are studied theoretically and experimentally. The mathematics of reflection is formulated with a unified account of Fresnel reflections by the boundaries and of VBG reflection. We introduce the strength S of reflection by an arbitrary lossless element such that the intensity of reflection is R = tanh 2 S . We show that the ultimate maximum/minimum of reflection by a composite lossless system corresponds to addition/subtraction of relevant strengths of the sequential elements. We present a new physical interpretation of standard Fresnel reflection: Strength for TE or for TM reflection is given by addition or by subtraction of two contributions. One of them is an angle-independent contribution of the impedance step, while the other is an angle-dependent contribution of the step of propagation speed. We study an assembly of two VBG mirrors with a thin immersion layer between them that constitutes a Fabry–Perot spectral filter. The transmission wavelength of the assembly depends on the phase shift between the two VBGs. Spectral resolution Δ λ ( FWHM ) = 25 pm at λ = 1063.4 nm is achieved with the device of small total physical thickness 2 L = 5.52 mm .

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

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Original Manuscript: November 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2008
Published: February 21, 2008

Leonid B. Glebov, Julien Lumeau, Sergiy Mokhov, Vadim Smirnov, and Boris Ya. Zeldovich, "Reflection of light by composite volume holograms: Fresnel corrections and Fabry-Perot spectral filtering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 751-764 (2008)

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