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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 2068–2075

Subwavelength surface-relief gratings fabricated by microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers

Ali G. Lopez and Harold G. Craighead  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 13, pp. 2068-2075 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.002068


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Abstract

We have designed and tested subwavelength diffractive optical elements consisting of surface-relief gratings made by microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers. The first device is a beam deflector for 1.55-µm operation consisting of a surface-relief grating made up of eight pillars over one period (9.3 µm) of the grating. The widths of the pillars vary to approximate a linear phase profile within each grating period. The second device is a quarter-wave plate for 632.8-nm operation consisting of a subwavelength surface-relief grating with a 300-nm period and 58% duty cycle.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2001
Published: May 1, 2001

Citation
Ali G. Lopez and Harold G. Craighead, "Subwavelength surface-relief gratings fabricated by microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers," Appl. Opt. 40, 2068-2075 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-13-2068


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