OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1728–1736

Enhanced phase shift in a zeroth-order beam from subwavelength grating structures formed in uniaxial birefringent materials

Chien-Wei Han and Raymond K. Kostuk  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 1728-1736 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.13.001728


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (302 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A subwavelength grating structure made in an isotropic medium induces form birefringence effects, and the artificially produced optical axis is parallel to the grating vector. The phase shift between the two orthogonal electric-field components exiting this grating varies linearly with the thickness of the grating. When a grating with subwavelength period is formed on a uniaxial birefringent material with the grating vector aligned parallel to its natural optical axis, the total effect enhances the birefringence of the material. As a result, the thickness of the material can be reduced and still produce the same phase shift. If the natural optical axis and the induced optical axis lie within the surface plane and have an angular separation between them, the phase shift varies nonlinearly with the thickness of the grating.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 1995
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

Citation
Chien-Wei Han and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Enhanced phase shift in a zeroth-order beam from subwavelength grating structures formed in uniaxial birefringent materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 1728-1736 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-13-8-1728

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited