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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2451–2457

Concentric ring metal grating for generating radially polarized light

Z. Ghadyani, I. Vartiainen, I. Harder, W. Iff, A. Berger, N. Lindlein, and M. Kuittinen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2451-2457 (2011)

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A subwavelength concentric ring metal grating for visible light ( λ = 632.8 nm ) is designed and fabricated by electron-beam lithography to transform circularly polarized light into radially polarized light. Experimental results are compared to theoretical predictions and the advantages and disadvantages of the element with alternative methods are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2011
Published: May 27, 2011

Z. Ghadyani, I. Vartiainen, I. Harder, W. Iff, A. Berger, N. Lindlein, and M. Kuittinen, "Concentric ring metal grating for generating radially polarized light," Appl. Opt. 50, 2451-2457 (2011)

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