Color-selective holographic retroreflector array for sensing applications

Rajib Ahmed, Ali K. Yetisen, Seok Hyun Yun, Haider Butt

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Corner cube retroreflectors (CCRs) have applications in sensors, image processing, free space communication and wireless networks. The ability to construct low-loss wavelength filters embedded in CCRs can enable the development of wavelength multiplexing, tunable lasers and photonic integrated circuits. Here we created an ~ 10-μm-thick holographic corner cube retroreflector (HCCR) array that acted as a color-selective wavelength filter and diffracted light at broad angles. Angle-resolved spectral measurements showed that the Bragg peak of the diffracted light from the HCCR array could be tuned from 460 to 545 nm by varying the incident angle. The HCCR array also exhibited a wavelength-selective tuning capability based on the rotation angle in the visible spectrum. HCCRs projected holographic images with the rotational property in the far field. The utility of the HCCR was demonstrated as optical temperature and relative humidity sensors that produced a visible colorimetric response for rapid diagnostics.

Original languageBritish English
Article numbere16214
JournalLight: Science and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Bragg gratings
  • Corner cube retroreflectors
  • Diffraction optics
  • Holography
  • Sensors


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