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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 14954–14960

Aperiodic computer-generated volume holograms improve the performance of amplitude volume gratings

Tim D. Gerke and Rafael Piestun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 14954-14960 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.014954


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Abstract

We study the performance of amplitude computer-generated volume holograms (CGVH) in terms of efficiency and angular/frequency selectivity. We compare CGVHs to interferometrically-recorded amplitude volume holograms. Theoretical results show that amplitude CGVHs can increase the efficiency as well as the angular and wavelength selectivity relative to optically recorded amplitude volume holograms. We fabricate the CGVHs using femtosecond laser pulse micromachining in the bulk of glass and demonstrate results consistent with the theory. These results show that aperiodic three-dimensional structures provide the degrees of freedom necessary to improve the performance of volume diffractive optics. They suggest that, under certain circumstances, a departure from the Bragg paradigm provides enhanced volume diffraction properties.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2007
Published: October 29, 2007

Citation
Tim D. Gerke and Rafael Piestun, "Aperiodic computer-generated volume holograms improve the performance of amplitude volume gratings," Opt. Express 15, 14954-14960 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-23-14954


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