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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4574–4578

Two-dimensional gratings for low polarization dependent wavelength demultiplexing

John Hoose and Evgeny Popov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 25, pp. 4574-4578 (2008)

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Two-dimensional (crossed) diffraction gratings with sinusoidal or truncated pyramidal (trapezoidal) profiles are proposed to have diffraction efficiency almost independent of the incident polarization inside the optical communication spectral window 1.5 1.6 μm . The gratings are characterized by different periods in the two orthogonal directions, chosen to support only one dispersive diffraction order in addition to the zeroth (specular) one.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2008
Published: August 28, 2008

John Hoose and Evgeny Popov, "Two-dimensional gratings for low polarization dependent wavelength demultiplexing," Appl. Opt. 47, 4574-4578 (2008)

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