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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
Optical Design and Unconventional Polarization II (FTu4F)

Elliptical Nanowire Polarization Gratings

Ethan F. Schonbrun and Mughees Khan  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate elliptical cross-section nanowires acting as half-wave retarders. Due to their small dimensions, arrays of these nanowires can be used to form high resolution polarization gratings for applications in structured light imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence
(110.2945) Imaging systems : Illumination design
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

E. F. Schonbrun and M. Khan, "Elliptical Nanowire Polarization Gratings," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu4F.5.

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