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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3185–3188

Design and analysis of all-dielectric broadband nonpolarizing parallel-plate beam splitters

Wenliang Wang, Shengming Xiong, and Yundong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 16, pp. 3185-3188 (2007)

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Past research on the all-dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitter is reviewed. With the aid of the needle thin-film synthesis method and the conjugate graduate refine method, three different split ratio nonpolarizing parallel-plate beam splitters over a 200   nm spectral range centered at 550   nm with incidence angles of 45° are designed. The chosen materials component and the initial stack are based on the Costich and Thelen theories. The results of design and analysis show that the designs maintain a very low polarization ratio in the working range of the spectrum and has a reasonable angular field.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Wenliang Wang, Shengming Xiong, and Yundong Zhang, "Design and analysis of all-dielectric broadband nonpolarizing parallel-plate beam splitters," Appl. Opt. 46, 3185-3188 (2007)

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