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3 December 2009 Discretization of quasi-sinusoidal diffraction gratings printed on acetates
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Proceedings Volume 7499, Seventh Symposium Optics in Industry; 74990C (2009)
Event: Seventh Symposium on Optics in Industry, 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
The aim of this work is to propose the use of printed acetate sheets as quasi-sinusoidal diffraction gratings, as low-cost alternative gratings for application in non-invasive optical tests. Gratings were generated with Matlab® software and made with various models of laser printers. A study of the discretization effects that depend on the symmetry in the sample was included, gratings were placed in the entrance pupil of a positive lens (illuminated by a collimated plane wave) to observe their Fourier transforms. It was found that diffraction patterns of various types of semi-sinusoidal profiles were very close to that of sinusoidal gratings. Gradual change in the size of printed ink spots was observed in more detail through a magnification of 40x. Additionally, an atomic force microscope was used to measure the roughness average of the impressions as to observe the behavior of the ink on the acetate.
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Miguel Mora-González, Héctor Pérez Ladrón de Guevara, Jesús Muñoz-Maciel, Roger Chiu-Zarate, Francisco J. Casillas, Gilberto Gómez-Rosas, Francisco G. Peña-Lecona, and Zuleima Montserrat Vázquez-Flores "Discretization of quasi-sinusoidal diffraction gratings printed on acetates", Proc. SPIE 7499, Seventh Symposium Optics in Industry, 74990C (3 December 2009);

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