Volume holographic phase-retardation elements

Tae Jin Kim, Gene Campbell, Raymond K. Kostuk

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The form birefringence of subwavelength period gratings can be applied to realize phase-retardation elements. Previous researchers used high-frequency surface relief structures or sinusoidal gratings formed in photoresist to fabricate phase-retardation elements. We present the performance of a volume holographic quarter-wave phase-retardation element formed in a dichromated gelatin emulsion for operation at 632.8 nm. To our knowledge this is the f irst demonstration of a retardation element exhibiting this magnitude of phase delay in a volume material. The phase properties of volume gratings are investigated by both effective medium theory and rigorous coupled-wave analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2030-2032
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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