OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2008
  • pp: 5715–5721

Influence of surface roughness on the polarimetric characteristics of a wire-grid grating polarizer

Hojeong Ryu, Soon Joon Yoon, and Donghyun Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 30, pp. 5715-5721 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.005715


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (602 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The influence of surface roughness on the polarimetric performance of a wire-grid polarizer (WGP) is numerically investigated using rigorous coupled-wave analysis over 100 random surface realizations. Surface roughness is modeled with a Gaussian surface, represented by two independent parameters: surface height deviation and correlation length of a profile. The results show that WGP performance can suffer from significant degradation as well as increased deviation with surface roughness, although the extent varies with specific parameters. The influence of roughness was also examined with respect to grating period as a WGP parameter and incident light properties, such as wavelength and angle.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Citation
Hojeong Ryu, Soon Joon Yoon, and Donghyun Kim, "Influence of surface roughness on the polarimetric characteristics of a wire-grid grating polarizer," Appl. Opt. 47, 5715-5721 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-30-5715

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited