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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3230–3235

99% efficiency measured in the -1st order of a resonant grating

N. Destouches, A. V. Tishchenko, J. C. Pommier, S. Reynaud, O. Parriaux, S. Tonchev, and M. Abdou Ahmed  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3230-3235 (2005)

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A resonant diffraction grating comprising a mirror, a dielectric layer and a high index corrugation at the layer-air interface is shown to exhibit off-Littrow the record diffraction efficiency of 99% in the -1st reflected order at 1064 nm wavelength thanks to the excitation of a leaky mode of the layer. Such high figure is obtained by a grating 5 to 10 times shallower than in current attempts to realize high efficiency all-dielectric gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

N. Destouches, A. Tishchenko, J. Pommier, S. Reynaud, O. Parriaux, S. Tonchev, and M. Ahmed, "99% efficiency measured in the -1st order of a resonant grating," Opt. Express 13, 3230-3235 (2005)

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