Abstract

Many authors (including this one) have suggested that the problem of synthesizing a grating from its reflection spectrum is significantly more difficult than the direct problem of obtaining the spectrum from the grating. Fortunately, this view is mistaken. One can synthesize a grating from any reflection spectrum by direct solution of the standard coupled-mode equations while simultaneously evaluating a simple integral to obtain the grating strength. This approach has the advantage of being based on a well-understood set of equations, making it amenable to physical interpretation, mathematical approximation, and generalization.

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L. Poladian, "Simple grating synthesis algorithm: errata," Opt. Lett. 25, 1400-1400 (2000)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-25-18-1400

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