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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3445–3448

Design and fabrication of constant-pitch circular surface-relief diffraction gratings on disperse red 1 glass

James Leibold, Peter Snell, Olivier Lebel, and Ribal Georges Sabat  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3445-3448 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003445


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Abstract

Circular surface-relief diffraction gratings with a constant pitch were photo-inscribed on thin films of a disperse red 1 functionalized glass-forming compound using a novel holographic technique. Various light-interfering metallic fixtures, which consisted of annular rings with a sloped and polished inner surface, were designed and fabricated. Each of them allowed the inscription of stable and high-quality circular diffraction gratings with pitches ranging from approximately 600–1400 nm and depths up to 250 nm. This was accomplished by exposure to a collimated laser beam with an irradiance of 604mW/cm2 for 350 s. The resulting gratings had a diameter of 11.4 mm and had the advantage of being produced in a simple single-step procedure with no postprocessing or specialized equipment. The pitch and diameter of these circular gratings were dependent on the fixture geometry, while the depth was related to the exposure time.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2014
Published: June 5, 2014

Citation
James Leibold, Peter Snell, Olivier Lebel, and Ribal Georges Sabat, "Design and fabrication of constant-pitch circular surface-relief diffraction gratings on disperse red 1 glass," Opt. Lett. 39, 3445-3448 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-12-3445


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