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Surface relief and refractive index gratings patterned in chalcogenide glasses and studied by off-axis digital holography

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-513
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Surface relief gratings and refractive index gratings are formed by direct holographic recording in amorphous chalcogenide nanomultilayer structures As2S3−Se and thin films As2S3. The evolution of the grating parameters, such as the modulation of refractive index and relief depth in dependence of the holographic exposure, is investigated. Off-axis digital holographic microscopy is applied for the measurement of the photoinduced phase gratings. For the high-accuracy reconstruction of the wavefront (amplitude and phase) transmitted by the fabricated gratings, we used a computational technique based on the sparse modeling of phase and amplitude. Both topography and refractive index maps of recorded gratings are revealed. Their separated contribution in diffraction efficiency is estimated.

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