The use of birefringent graded photonic crystals is proposed for the realization of efficient polarization beam splitters. A gentle light polarization splitting is naturally achieved within the corrugated optical medium due to the different curved trajectories followed by the TE and TM waves.
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K. V. Do, J. Dellinger, X. Le Roux, B. Cluzel, F. De Fornel, and E. CASSAN, "Graded birefringent photonic crystals for efficient polarization beam splitting," in International Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper ITh5B.4.
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