Spatial-spectral volume holographic systems: Resolution dependence on effective thickness

Jose M. Castro, John Brownlee, Yuan Luo, Erich De Leon, Jennifer K. Barton, George Barbastathis, Raymond K. Kostuk

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The resolution dependence of spatial-spectral volume holographic imaging systems on angular and spectral bandwidth of nonuniform gratings is investigated. Modeling techniques include a combination of the approximate coupled-wave analysis and the transfer-matrix method for holograms recorded in absorptive media. The effective thickness of the holograms is used as an estimator of the resolution of the imaging systems. The methodology, which assists in the design and optimization of volume holographic simulation results based on our approach, are confirmed with experiments and show proof of consistency and usefulness of the proposed models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1046
Number of pages9
JournalApplied optics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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