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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1990
  • pp: 1264–1266

Diffraction efficiency gain, blazing, and apodizing of a symmetric square reflection grating in an étalon

John Krawczak, Richard Dean, E. James Torok, and Gary Nelson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 1264-1266 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.001264


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Abstract

First-order diffraction efficiency of 50% into a single beam was obtained from a weak symmetric square metal diffraction grating operated in an étalon at the 632.8-nm He–Ne laser wavelength. Without the étalon the diffraction efficiency was just 2.7% in each of the two first-order beams. First-order diffraction efficiency gain as well as blazing and apodizing of the grating occur because of the resonant paraxial angular spectrum of the étalon.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 1990
Published: November 15, 1990

Citation
John Krawczak, Richard Dean, E. James Torok, and Gary Nelson, "Diffraction efficiency gain, blazing, and apodizing of a symmetric square reflection grating in an étalon," Opt. Lett. 15, 1264-1266 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-22-1264

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