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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Oct. 11, 1999
  • pp: 163–168

Broadband form birefringent quarter-wave plate for the mid-infrared wavelength region

Gregory P. Nordin and Panfilo C. Deguzman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 163-168 (1999)

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We discuss the design, fabrication and optical performance of a broadband form-birefringent quarter-wave plate for the 3.5 to 5 µm wavelength region. Rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA) was used to design the requisite subwavelength grating for silicon substrates in ambient air. Fabricated samples yield a measured phase retardation of 89° to 102° over the desired wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Original Manuscript: September 28, 1999
Published: October 11, 1999

Gregory Nordin and Panfilo Deguzman, "Broadband form birefringent quarter-wave plate for the mid-infrared wavelength region," Opt. Express 5, 163-168 (1999)

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