Asian Journal of Physics Vol 31, Nos 11 & 12 (2022) 1019-1025

Diffraction in a volume hologram made simple

Ching-Cherng Sun1,2, Chih-Yuan Cheng1 and Yeh-Wei Yu1
1Department of Optical and Photonics, National Central University, Chung-Li, 32054 Taiwan,
2Department of Electrophysics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu, 30010 Taiwan

Dedicated to Professor Partha Banerjee for his enormous contributions to the advancement of research
and education in holography through his unique vision and outstanding dedication

Volume hologram is different from a plane hologram owing to the non-negligible thickness along the direction of the diffracted light. The diffraction calculation from a volume hologram becomes complicated when the incident light is not a plane wave. In this paper, we introduce a calculation model, the VOHIL model, and make it simple to figure out the mechanism. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Volume holography, Thick hologram, Diffraction efficiency, Bragg selectivity.

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