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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1721–1723

Consequences of the Kramers-Kronig relations for light diffraction on thick gratings

Michael Häckel, Lothar Kador, Carsten Frenz, and Hans-Werner Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 1721-1723 (2004)

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Diffraction of monochromatic light on a grating leads to the attenuation of the transmitted beam of diffraction order zero. In the case of a thick grating the diffraction efficiency, and hence the effective attenuation coefficient, is a fast-varying function of the Bragg mismatch angle. According to Kramers–Kronig theory, the transmitted beam encounters a phase shift that also depends on the mismatch angle. This phase shift is measured for holographic gratings in a photoaddressable block copolymer and compared with analytical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings

Michael Häckel, Lothar Kador, Carsten Frenz, and Hans-Werner Schmidt, "Consequences of the Kramers-Kronig relations for light diffraction on thick gratings," Opt. Lett. 29, 1721-1723 (2004)

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