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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1669–1671

Nonreciprocal diffraction by spatial modulation of absorption and refraction

Rouslan Birabassov, Ararat Yesayan, and Tigran V. Galstyan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1669-1671 (1999)

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Linear diffraction gratings that provide strongly asymmetric diffraction without surface modulation are created and studied. The spatial phase shift of the refractive-index grating relative to the absorption grating is the origin of nonreciprocal behavior.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings

Rouslan Birabassov, Ararat Yesayan, and Tigran V. Galstyan, "Nonreciprocal diffraction by spatial modulation of absorption and refraction," Opt. Lett. 24, 1669-1671 (1999)

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