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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9558–9563

Crossed-gratings volume hologram: backward reflection with high angular and spectral selectivity

C.-C. Tsai, B. Ya. Zeldovich, L. B. Glebov, and S. Frederick  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9558-9563 (2006)

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A new type of reflective hologram with both high angular and spectral selectivity is suggested. With novel design of crossed gratings inside the volume hologram, unusual angular selectivity is achieved via coupling of four waves. Analytic solution with spectral and angular detuning from Bragg regime is derived. The compensation between these two detuning forms an interesting figure of saddle shape.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Chang Ching Tsai, Boris Y. Zeldovich, Leonid B. Glebov, and S. Frederick, "Crossed-gratings volume hologram: backward reflection with high angular and spectral selectivity," Opt. Express 14, 9558-9563 (2006)

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