Polarization properties of high numerical aperture holographic optical elements

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Title:
Polarization properties of high numerical aperture holographic optical elements
Author:
O'Connor, Arthur Bruce, 1963-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The polarization dependent diffraction efficiency and imaging properties of high numerical aperture (N.A.) holographic optical elements (HOEs) were investigated to determine the suitability of these elements for magneto-optic data storage head applications. Two-wave first-order coupled wave theory was combined with a local planar grating model to determine the s and p-polarization diffraction efficiency characteristics of these HOEs. Experimental results for 0.55 N.A. focusing HOEs fabricated in silver halide photographic emulsions and dichromated gelatin films demonstrated that the p-to-s-polarization diffraction efficiency ratio at the Bragg angle corresponded with theoretical results to within 5%. Diffraction based wave propagation theory and a geometrical ray trace model were used to evaluate the imaging performance of these elements. Results from the diffraction based wave propagation model showed that the HOEs imaging performance had very minimal polarization dependence. The ray trace model indicated precise alignment and good wavelength stability are needed to achieve diffraction limited performance.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Magnetooptical devices -- Design and construction.; Holography.; Optical materials.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kostuk, Raymond K.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePolarization properties of high numerical aperture holographic optical elementsen_US
dc.creatorO'Connor, Arthur Bruce, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Arthur Bruce, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe polarization dependent diffraction efficiency and imaging properties of high numerical aperture (N.A.) holographic optical elements (HOEs) were investigated to determine the suitability of these elements for magneto-optic data storage head applications. Two-wave first-order coupled wave theory was combined with a local planar grating model to determine the s and p-polarization diffraction efficiency characteristics of these HOEs. Experimental results for 0.55 N.A. focusing HOEs fabricated in silver halide photographic emulsions and dichromated gelatin films demonstrated that the p-to-s-polarization diffraction efficiency ratio at the Bragg angle corresponded with theoretical results to within 5%. Diffraction based wave propagation theory and a geometrical ray trace model were used to evaluate the imaging performance of these elements. Results from the diffraction based wave propagation model showed that the HOEs imaging performance had very minimal polarization dependence. The ray trace model indicated precise alignment and good wavelength stability are needed to achieve diffraction limited performance.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMagnetooptical devices -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subjectHolography.en_US
dc.subjectOptical materials.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKostuk, Raymond K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339052en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23379140en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17622451en_US
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