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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 4062–4067

Characterization of optically imprinted polarization gratings

Sarik R. Nersisyan, Nelson V. Tabiryan, Diane M. Steeves, and Brian R. Kimball  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 21, pp. 4062-4067 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.004062


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Abstract

We provide detailed description and characterization of specifics of the imprinting technique for fabrication of large-area and high-efficiency liquid crystal polymer polarization gratings. We show that the quality of polarization gratings imprinted with linear polarized light is as high as that of gratings obtained in the holographic process, while exhibiting twice larger diffraction angle. The cycloidal polarization pattern used for imprinting is obtained from a master polarization grating, and the importance of fine tuning of its peak diffraction wavelength to the wavelength of imprinting radiation is emphasized. Tuning of the peak diffraction wavelength of imprinted polarization gratings from UV to near IR was realized with the aid of multilayer structures. Since the imprinting process does not involve a holographic setup, it is insensitive to ambient conditions and vibrations and provides an opportunity for large scale production of polarization gratings.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2009
Published: July 10, 2009

Citation
Sarik R. Nersisyan, Nelson V. Tabiryan, Diane M. Steeves, and Brian R. Kimball, "Characterization of optically imprinted polarization gratings," Appl. Opt. 48, 4062-4067 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-21-4062

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