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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2139–2148

4 × 4 ray matrix for a curved chirped grating at oblique incidence

Gilles Fortin and Nathalie McCarthy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 2139-2148 (2008)

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The general 4 × 4 ray matrix of a grating is presented. This matrix suits the cases of transmission and reflection by a chirped grating with curved lines lying on a curved interface. The matrix presented applies to the general oblique incidence of the optical axis and therefore to nonorthogonal cases and to conical diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2008
Published: July 31, 2008

Gilles Fortin and Nathalie McCarthy, "4×4 ray matrix for a curved chirped grating at oblique incidence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2139-2148 (2008)

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