A novel design for dielectric anisotropic mirrors with birefringent thin films for normal incidence is presented. This mirror consists of a stack of quarter-wave biaxial layers. The biaxial anisotropic layers can be fabricated by oblique deposition. The reflectance is different for two linear polarizations of light incidence on the mirrors. As a numerical example, the design is carried out on glass with TiO2 and ZrO2. These thin films could be applied to anisotropic reflective devices for lasers.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
Jianguo Wang, Kui Yi, Jianda Shao, and Zhengxiu Fan, "Design of anisotropic reflector with birefringent thin films," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 247-248 (2005)