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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2000
  • pp: 787–789

Simple grating synthesis algorithm

L. Poladian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 787-789 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000787


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Abstract

Many authors (including this one) have suggested that the problem of synthesizing a grating from its reflection spectrum is significantly more difficult than the direct problem of obtaining the spectrum from the grating. Fortunately, this view is mistaken. One can synthesize a grating from any reflection spectrum by direct solution of the standard coupled-mode equations while simultaneously evaluating a simple integral to obtain the grating strength. This approach has the advantage of being based on a well-understood set of equations, making it amenable to physical interpretation, mathematical approximation, and generalization.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings

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L. Poladian, "Simple grating synthesis algorithm," Opt. Lett. 25, 787-789 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-11-787


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