Abstract

A coupled-wave analysis is given for Bragg-angle diffraction of light within a thick holographic emulsion containing two incoherently superimposed phase gratings with a common Bragg angle. Algebraic formulas are given for the amplitude of the coupled diffracted waves. Applications to holographic multi-beam splitters and beam combiners are given and experimental verification is discussed.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

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