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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 9132–9143

Spectral synthesis using an array of micro gratings

Guangya Zhou and Fook Siong Chau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 9132-9143 (2008)

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In this paper, we present the design of a novel spectral synthesis system that is based on an array of in-plane moving micro gratings, instead of using a conventional out-of-plane micromirror array. Utilizing the unique nondispersive characteristic of the optical phase modulation mechanism based on in-plane movable micro gratings, we demonstrate that the synthetic spectra problem can be greatly simplified and effectively reduced to that of conventional phase retrieval.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2008
Published: June 5, 2008

Guangya Zhou and Fook Siong Chau, "Spectral synthesis using an array of micro gratings," Opt. Express 16, 9132-9143 (2008)

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