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29 April 1999 Guided-mode resonance effects in thin-film diffractive optics and their applications
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Proceedings Volume 3729, Selected Papers from International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics '98; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.346783
Event: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics, 1998, Dehradun, India
Abstract
High-efficiency resonance coupling effects in zero-order diffractive multilayer structures have applications in fields such as optical filtering and laser technology. These resonance effects arise on phase matching of an incident laser beam to a leaky waveguide mode. Then, in theory, complete energy exchange between the input wave and a reflected wave can take place within narrow ranges in wavelength, angle of incidence, index of refraction, or layer thickness. This paper addresses theoretical modeling, experimental realization, and applications of this so-called guided-mode resonance (GMR) effect. In particular, the achievable GMR-filter efficiencies, spectral linewidths, sideband levels, and polarization characteristics are treated with a plane-wave model and a Gaussian-beam model. Resonance bandpass filters operating in reflection and transmission are shown to exhibit high efficiencies and extended low sidebands. Genetic algorithms are applied to solve inverse resonance-filter design problems. Applications including GMR laser mirrors, electro-optic modulators, and resonant Brewster filters are presented. Experimental results are shown to agree well with theoretical calculations.
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Robert Magnusson, DongHo Shin, Zhongshan Liu, Sorin Tibuleac, S. J. Kim, Preston P. Young, Debra D. Wawro, Theresa A. Maldonado, and Kambiz Alavi "Guided-mode resonance effects in thin-film diffractive optics and their applications", Proc. SPIE 3729, Selected Papers from International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics '98, (29 April 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.346783
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