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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 749–756

Numerical study on a micro prism and micro lenses with metal–dielectric multilayered structures

Shinji Kameda, Akio Mizutani, and Hisao Kikuta  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 749-756 (2010)

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A micro optical prism and micro lenses with metal-and-dielectric multilayered subwavelength structure (MDMS) are discussed. The MDMS prism has a highly dispersive optical property. Light waves do not spread out in the small prism because of the restriction of propagation direction of light. Optical properties of a curved MDMS prism were investigated by theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. The curved MDMS prism with a structure period of 0.4 μ m and an apex angle of 90° had angular dispersion of 0.11 ° nm for light of 1.5 μ m wavelength. A convexo-plane MDMS lens and a gradient-index MDMS lens were also investigated, and the optical behavior for the curved prism with the convexo-plane lens was demonstrated by a numerical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2010
Published: March 18, 2010

Shinji Kameda, Akio Mizutani, and Hisao Kikuta, "Numerical study on a micro prism and micro lenses with metal-dielectric multilayered structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 749-756 (2010)

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