Application of resonance domain diffractive optics beam deflectors to high-power laser systems

M. T M Lightbody, Ben Layet, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh

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Abstract

We report on various novel uses of resonance domain diffractive optics. Here we primarily concentrate on the design of optical elements that act as 90° beam deflectors for a high-power laser. Two of the elements were binary surface relief gratings, one acting as a highly reflecting leaky waveguide and the second was a transmission grating operating at Bragg incidence. Both of these devices could be optimized for efficiencies approaching 100%. A third device consisting of dielectric micro prisms was also considered. The results have direct relevance to moderate to high power laser systems, where laser induced damage is a potential limiting factor for any multi-layer thin film or bulk optical element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume43
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

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    Lightbody, M. T. M., Layet, B., & Taghizadeh, M. R. (1996). Application of resonance domain diffractive optics beam deflectors to high-power laser systems. Journal of Modern Optics, 43(2), 229-244.