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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2004
  • pp: 5947–5954

Design of two-dimensional polarization-selective diffractive optical elements with form-birefringent microstructures

Mark S. Mirotznik, David M. Pustai, Dennis W. Prather, and Joseph N. Mait  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 32, pp. 5947-5954 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.005947


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Abstract

We describe a design methodology for synthesizing polarization-sensitive diffractive optical elements based on two-dimensional form-birefringent microstructures. Our technique yields a single binary element capable of producing independent phase transformations for horizontally and vertically polarized illumination. We designed two elements for operation at 10.6 μm and fabricated them in silicon. Qualitative experimental results agree with design predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2004
Published: November 10, 2004

Citation
Mark S. Mirotznik, David M. Pustai, Dennis W. Prather, and Joseph N. Mait, "Design of two-dimensional polarization-selective diffractive optical elements with form-birefringent microstructures," Appl. Opt. 43, 5947-5954 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-32-5947


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