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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2442–2446

High Extinction Ratio Circular Polarizer With Conical Double-Helical Metamaterials

Zhe Zhao, Dingshan Gao, Changjing Bao, Xu Zhou, Tingting Lu, and Lin Chen

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 2442-2446 (2012)


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Abstract

Recently, circular polarizer with cylindrical double-helical metamaterials has been proposed to broaden the operation band of cylindrical single-helical metamaterials, but its extinction ratio is deteriorated. In this paper, we proposed a circular polarizer with conical double-helical metamaterials, which have a large extinction ratio of 83:1, more than four times higher than that of cylindrical double-helical metamaterials. Furthermore, we gave a qualitative interpretation about this phenomenon through analyzing the interaction between two helical wires in one unit cell of the circular polarizer.

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Zhe Zhao, Dingshan Gao, Changjing Bao, Xu Zhou, Tingting Lu, and Lin Chen, "High Extinction Ratio Circular Polarizer With Conical Double-Helical Metamaterials," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 2442-2446 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-30-15-2442


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