The calculated spectral transmittance of a multilayer laser mirror is used to determine the effective index of the single layer equivalent to the multilayer stack. We measure the artificial anisotropy of photoresist thin films whose structure is a one-dimensional, subwavelength grating obtained from interference fringes. The limitation of the theory of the first-order effective index homogenization is discussed. We designed normal-incidence, polarizing coating and a polarization rotator by embedding anisotropic films in simple multilayer structures.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2002
Published: June 1, 2002
François Flory, Ludovic Escoubas, and Basile Lazaridès, "Artificial anisotropy and polarizing filters," Appl. Opt. 41, 3332-3335 (2002)