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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2008
  • pp: 4874–4877

Embedded metal-wire nanograting for a multifunctional optical device

Wen Liu, Yun Zeng, Long Chen, DingLi Wang, and Qingming Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 27, pp. 4874-4877 (2008)

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In this paper, an embedded metal-wire nanograting was fabricated and used to construct a multifunctional optical device. The basic function of the nanograting is as a broadband polarizing beam splitter. On the top of the nanograting surface, a homogeneity cladding layer was deposited, and metal wires were deposited in the grating trench. This multifunctional optical device based on the artificial material is designed with a very simple structure, but with the functions of a variable optical attenuator, an optical switch, and a variable optical power splitter. The experimental result as a variable optical power splitter is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(020.5580) Atomic and molecular physics : Quantum electrodynamics
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2008
Published: September 12, 2008

Wen Liu, Yun Zeng, Long Chen, DingLi Wang, and Qingming Xiao, "Embedded metal-wire nanograting for a multifunctional optical device," Appl. Opt. 47, 4874-4877 (2008)

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