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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2009
  • pp: 3385–3390

Design and analysis of metal–dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitters in a glass cube

Jin Hui Shi, Chun Ying Guan, and Zheng Ping Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 18, pp. 3385-3390 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.003385


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Abstract

A novel design of a 25-layer metal–dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitter in a cube is proposed by use of the optimization method and is theoretically investigated. The simulations of the reflectance and differential phases induced by reflection and transmission are presented. The simulation results reveal that both the amplitude and the phase characteristics of the nonpolarizing beam splitter could realize the design targets, the differences between the simulated and the target reflectance of 50% are less than 2%, and the differential phases are less than 3 ° in the range of 530 nm 570 nm for both p and s components.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

Citation
Jin Hui Shi, Chun Ying Guan, and Zheng Ping Wang, "Design and analysis of metal-dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitters in a glass cube," Appl. Opt. 48, 3385-3390 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-18-3385


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