A metal-mesh achromatic half-wave plate (HWP) has been designed, manufactured, and
tested for potential use in millimeter and submillimeter astronomical instruments.
The prototype device presented here is based on a 12-grid Shatrow [
IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag.
43, 109 (1995)]
recipe to operate over the frequency range of
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2008
Published: November 19, 2008
Giampaolo Pisano, Giorgio Savini, Peter A. R. Ade, and Vic Haynes, "Metal-mesh achromatic half-wave plate for use at submillimeter wavelengths," Appl. Opt. 47, 6251-6256 (2008)