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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4370–4378

Ultra low-loss low-efficiency diffraction gratings

T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, K. Danzmann, R. Schnabel, S. Gliech, and A. Duparré  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4370-4378 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004370


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Abstract

The realization of ultra low-loss dielectric reflection gratings with diffraction efficiencies between 7% and 0.02% is presented. By placing the grating beneath the highly reflective layerstack scattering was significantly reduced. This concept allows the all-reflective coupling of high laser radiation to high finesse cavities, thereby circumventing thermal effects caused by absorption in the substrate.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Citation
Tina Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, K. Danzmann, R. Schnabel, S. Gliech, and A. Duparré, "Ultra low-loss low-efficiency diffraction gratings," Opt. Express 13, 4370-4378 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-12-4370


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