Lippmann–Bragg broadband volume holographic mirrors, with chirp normal to the surface, represent an entirely new class of grating. These gratings are presented and analyzed theoretically by using a combination of the multiple-beam interference method and Kogelnik’s local solution for uniform gratings. Particularly noteworthy is the new grating’s combination of a very high Bragg diffraction efficiency (>99.5%) with a large tunable bandwidth (from 5 to >300 nm).
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 29, 1989
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 1990
Published: January 1, 1991
T. Jannson, I. Tengara, Y. Qiao, and G. Savant, "Lippmann–Bragg broadband holographic mirrors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 201-211 (1991)