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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2280–2295

Theory of optimal beam splitting by phase gratings. I. One-dimensional gratings

Louis A. Romero and Fred M. Dickey  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 2280-2295 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.002280


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Abstract

We give an analytical basis for the theory of optimal beam splitting by one-dimensional gratings. In particular, we use methods from the calculus of variations to derive analytical expressions for the optimal phase function.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007

Citation
Louis A. Romero and Fred M. Dickey, "Theory of optimal beam splitting by phase gratings. I. One-dimensional gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2280-2295 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-8-2280

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