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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1997
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Performance evaluation of a bigrating as a beam splitter

R. B. Hwang and S.-T. Peng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 2011-2018 (1997)

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The design of a bigrating for use as a beam splitter is presented. It is based on a rigorous formulation of plane-wave scattering by a bigrating that is composed of two individual gratings oriented in different directions. Numerical results are carried out to optimize the design of a bigrating to perform 1 × 4 beam splitting in two dimensions and to examine its fabrication and operation tolerances. It is found that a bigrating can be designed to perform two functions: beam splitting and polarization purification.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 4, 1995
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 1996
Published: April 1, 1997

R. B. Hwang and S.-T. Peng, "Performance evaluation of a bigrating as a beam splitter," Appl. Opt. 36, 2011-2018 (1997)

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