Theoretical and experimental study of infrared reflection transmission and thermal emission from lamellar grating

N. Pinhas, M. Auselender, S. Hava, A. Cohen-Nov

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Infrared spectral transmission, reflection and thermal emission from diffraction gratings with differing periods, groove widths and groove depths were experimentally and theoretically studied. The structural dimensions are comparable to the measured spectral wavelengths in the range 2.5 to 25 microns. For calculating the optical properties (transmission and reflection spectra), we have used an in-house S-Matrix Propagation Algorithm (SMPA) technique which is unconditionally stable versus changes in structural dimensions, optical constants and truncation order. We have experimentally studied the planar angular transmission and reflection spectrum of Si and GaAs grating samples, using FTIR spectrometry over the spectral range from 2.5μm to 25μm. At λ, < Λ, the transmitted intensity is quasi-periodic with respect to wave number. A similar property also appears in the reflection spectra. The theoretical results for spectral transmission are in good agreement with the experimental results for the wavelength range 2.5 to 25 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 13 Sep 2004
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Jan 200429 Jan 2004


  • Grating structures
  • IR transmission and reflection
  • Microstructures
  • Rigorous electromagnetic theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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