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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1207–1220

Synthesis of birefringent reflective gratings

Ole Henrik Waagaard and Johannes Skaar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 1207-1220 (2004)

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The layer-peeling method for reconstruction of fiber and waveguide gratings is extended to the case of birefringent reflective gratings with polarization-dependent background index and polarization-dependent effective index contrast. Using a discrete grating model, we characterize the set of possible reflection and transmission Jones matrices and show that for a given wavelength, the total structure can be represented by a discrete reflector sandwiched between two retardation sections. In reflection the discrete reflector acts as a partial polarizer. A method for designing birefringent gratings is developed and tested numerically.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2004
Published: July 1, 2004

Ole Henrik Waagaard and Johannes Skaar, "Synthesis of birefringent reflective gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1207-1220 (2004)

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