Abstract

We investigate relief holographic diffraction gratings with a continuous profile, which split an incident beam into many diffracted beams with equal intensity. It is shown that any grating groove with much different curvatures at the profile extremes can give a uniform distribution of light energy among the diffracted beams, provided that the relevant contribution to the efficiency of most diffraction orders is determined by the shape of the profile apexes at the profile extremes only.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Diffraction efficiency of reflection gratings with a parabolic section profile

P. Langlois and R. Beaulieu
Opt. Lett. 16(4) 193-195 (1991)

Binary surface-relief gratings for array illumination in digital optics

Antti Vasara, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Jari Turunen, Jan Westerholm, Eero Noponen, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, J. Michael Miller, Tommi Jaakkola, and Sirpa Kuisma
Appl. Opt. 31(17) 3320-3336 (1992)

Multilevel-grating array generators: fabrication error analysis and experiments

J. Michael Miller, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Jari Turunen, and Neil Ross
Appl. Opt. 32(14) 2519-2525 (1993)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription