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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4074–4076

Four-wave interference and perfect blaze

R. Güther  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4074-4076 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004074


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Abstract

The recently calculated high diffraction efficiencies for TE- and TM-polarized light (perfect blaze) for echelette gratings are explained by four-wave interference, which is formed as a double periodical pattern in the cross section of the grating plane. The blazed grating profile should match this interference pattern for a single reference light wavelength. The recently published data are the special case of a general design. The prognoses of the model are connected with large grating constants in comparison with the light wavelength, where short grating constants need comparison with numerical methods.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Citation
R. Güther, "Four-wave interference and perfect blaze," Opt. Lett. 37, 4074-4076 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-4074

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