Abstract

The resonance condition of a leaky mode propagating in a dielectric multilayer, which is supported by a mirror and excited by a free-space wave from the cover medium, is simply derived from the phase of the reflection at the mirror and cover interfaces. The leaky mode resonance is used to obtain 100% first-order diffraction efficiency in a reflection resonant grating by destructive interference in the direction of Fresnel reflection. A number of examples support the validity of this condition for high efficiency and illustrate the usefulness of this intelligible representation of the diffraction phenomena for the synthesis of novel diffractive elements.

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2005 (2)

A. V. Tishchenko, "Phenomological representation of deep and high contrast lamellar gratings by means of the modal method," Opt. Quantum Electron. 37, 309-330 (2005).

N. Destouches, A. V. Tishchenko, J. C. Pommier, S. Reynaud, O. Parriaux, S. Tonchev, M. Abdou Ahmed, "99% efficiency measured in the -1st order of a resonant grating," Opt. Express 13, 3230-3235 (2005).

2003 (1)

B. Touzet, J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more powerful high energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 68-75 (2003).

2002 (1)

2000 (2)

A. V. Tishchenko, V. A. Sychugov, "High grating efficiency by energy accumulation in a leaky mode," Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 1027-1031 (2000).

V. A. Sychugov, B. A. Usievich, K. E. Zinoviev, O. Parriaux, "Autocollimation diffraction gratings based on waveguides with leakage modes," Quantum Electron. 30, 1094-1098 (2000).

1989 (1)

I. A. Avrutsky, V. A. Sychugov, "Reflection of a beam of finite size from a corrugated waveguide," J. Mod. Opt. 36, 1527-1539 (1989).

1988 (1)

I. A. Avrutskii, P. Duraev, E. T. Nedelin, A. M. Prokhorov, A. S. Svakhin, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, "Optimization of the characteristics of a dispersive element based on a corrugated waveguide ," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 362-365 (1988).

1985 (1)

G. A. Golubenko, A. S. Svakhin, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, "Total reflection of light from a corrugated surface of a dielectric waveguide," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 886-887 (1985).

1982 (1)

J. Chandezon, M. T. Dupuis, G. Cornet, D. Maystre, "Multicoated gratings: A differential formalism applicable in the entire optical region ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 72, 839-846 (1982).

1981 (1)

J.-D. Decotiginie, O. Parriaux, F. E. Gardiol, "Wave propagation in lossy and leaky planar optical waveguides," Int. J. Electron. Commun. (AEÜ) 35, 201-204 (1981).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Int. J. Electron. Commun. (AEÜ) (1)

J.-D. Decotiginie, O. Parriaux, F. E. Gardiol, "Wave propagation in lossy and leaky planar optical waveguides," Int. J. Electron. Commun. (AEÜ) 35, 201-204 (1981).

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

I. A. Avrutsky, V. A. Sychugov, "Reflection of a beam of finite size from a corrugated waveguide," J. Mod. Opt. 36, 1527-1539 (1989).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (1)

J. Chandezon, M. T. Dupuis, G. Cornet, D. Maystre, "Multicoated gratings: A differential formalism applicable in the entire optical region ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 72, 839-846 (1982).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. V. Tishchenko, V. A. Sychugov, "High grating efficiency by energy accumulation in a leaky mode," Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 1027-1031 (2000).

A. V. Tishchenko, "Phenomological representation of deep and high contrast lamellar gratings by means of the modal method," Opt. Quantum Electron. 37, 309-330 (2005).

Photonics Spectra (1)

B. Touzet, J. R. Gilchrist, "Multilayer dielectric gratings enable more powerful high energy lasers," Photonics Spectra 68-75 (2003).

Quantum Electron. (1)

V. A. Sychugov, B. A. Usievich, K. E. Zinoviev, O. Parriaux, "Autocollimation diffraction gratings based on waveguides with leakage modes," Quantum Electron. 30, 1094-1098 (2000).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (2)

I. A. Avrutskii, P. Duraev, E. T. Nedelin, A. M. Prokhorov, A. S. Svakhin, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, "Optimization of the characteristics of a dispersive element based on a corrugated waveguide ," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 362-365 (1988).

G. A. Golubenko, A. S. Svakhin, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, "Total reflection of light from a corrugated surface of a dielectric waveguide," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 886-887 (1985).

Other (2)

H. Kogelnik, Guided Wave Optoelectronics (Springer Verlag, 1988) pp. 3-88.

J. A. Britten, M. D. Perry, B. W. Shore, R. D. Boyd, G. E. Loomis, R. Chow, "High-efficiency, dielectric multilayer gratings optimized for manufacturability and laser damage threshold (published conference proceedings style)," Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. (1996) pp. 511-520.

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