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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2009
  • pp: 3212–3215

Volume-grating Stokesmeter based on photonic bandgap structures

Jong-Kwon Lee, Xue Liu, and M. S. Shahriar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 17, pp. 3212-3215 (2009)

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An inherent polarization sensitivity of a volume grating, in general, can be used to determine all the Stokes parameters of input beams. We demonstrate the polarization-dependent bandgap in a photonic crystal in principle at any wavelength using the finite-difference time-domain method. We show how this bandgap can be used to realize a volume-grating Stokesmeter. We also present an explicit design for a high-speed version of such a Stokesmeter and identify design constraints that arise in this context. Finally, we describe a spectrally resolved volume-grating Stokesmeter based on the tunability of a photonic bandgap material.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Jong-Kwon Lee, Xue Liu, and M. S. Shahriar, "Volume-grating Stokesmeter based on photonic bandgap structures," Appl. Opt. 48, 3212-3215 (2009)

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