Zeroth-order effective medium theory of zeroth-order volume gratings

Eugene W. Campbell, Lifeng Li, Raymond K. Kostuk

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Abstract

Zeroth-order effective medium theory is applied to analyze the properties of volume holographic gratings that have periods much smaller than the illumination wavelength. These holograms, called zeroth order gratings, can be modeled as negative uniaxial films using the quasistatic field approximation. Exact analytic expressions for the form birefringence of gratings with sinusoidal, rectangular, and triangular permittivity profiles are obtained and compared. Approximate equations are derived that indicate a quadratic dependence of the form birefringences on the permittivity modulation. It is determined that the optimum rectangular profile yields the greatest form birefringence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages33-43
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventApplication and Theory of Periodic Structures - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 12 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2532
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherApplication and Theory of Periodic Structures
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/10/957/12/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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