Volume holographic quarter-wave plate

Tae Jin Kim, Eugene W. Campbell, Raymond K. Kostuk

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2 Scopus citations


It is well known that gratings with high spatial frequency (spacings ≤ λ/2) show form birefringence. Therefore, gratings formed in dielectric materials can act as a wave plate when the grating spacing is smaller than, or near to, half of the incident beam wavelength. Previous researchers used high frequency surface relief structures or sinusoidal gratings formed in photoresists to produce this effect. In this paper we show the performance of a volume holographic quarterwave plate formed in DCG operating at 632.8 nm. To our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a retardation plate exhibiting this magnitude of phase delay in a volume material. The fabrication techniques required to realize this element are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1995
EventApplication and Theory of Periodic Structures - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 12 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherApplication and Theory of Periodic Structures
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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