Abstract

The diffraction characteristics of phase, absorption, and mixed transmission gratings of arbitrary thickness, modulation, and shape are treated. Single-wave, two-wave, and multiwave diffraction regimes are quantified and discussed. Boundaries between these regimes and their relationships to elementary “thin” and “thick” grating theories are presented.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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