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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1563–1568

Biaxial thin-film coated-plate polarizing beam splitters

Ian Hodgkinson, Qi Hong Wu, Matthew Arnold, Lakshman De Silva, Gisia Beydaghyan, Kate Kaminska, and Kevin Robbie  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1563-1568 (2006)

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We present a design for a biaxial thin-film coated-plate polarizing beam splitter that transmits the p-polarized component of a beam of light without change of direction and reflects the s-polarized component. The beam splitter has a periodic structure and is planned for fabrication by serial bideposition in mutually orthogonal planes. Recent experimental data for form-birefringent silicon is used to establish the feasibility of the design for a beam splitter to be used at 1310   nm and at an angle of 45° in air.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2005

Ian Hodgkinson, Qi Hong Wu, Matthew Arnold, Lakshman De Silva, Gisia Beydaghyan, Kate Kaminska, and Kevin Robbie, "Biaxial thin-film coated-plate polarizing beam splitters," Appl. Opt. 45, 1563-1568 (2006)

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