Applied physics

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 29–33 | Cite as

Analysis of optical propagation in thick holographic gratings

  • R. Alferness
Contributed Papers


A method of analyzing optical propagation in thick holographic gratings by decomposition of the thick material into thin gratings is discussed. The method is readily applicable to study propagation in multiple gratings of arbitrary spatial frequency and orientation recorded in the same thick emulsion. Applied to the double grating case, the method predicts strong cross-coupling between the two gratings for proper relative slope of the gratings. Results are given.

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Thick holographic gratings Optical propagation 


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© Springer-Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Alferness
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  1. 1.Electro-Optics Lab, Dept. of ECEUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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