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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10535–10541

Linear polarization-discriminatory state inverter fabricated by oblique angle deposition

Yong Jun Park, K. M. A. Sobahan, Jin Joo Kim, and Chang Kwon Hwangbo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10535-10541 (2009)

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In this paper, we report a linear polarization-discriminatory state inverter made of three-layer sculpture thin film fabricated by oblique angle deposition technique. The first and third layers are quarter-wave plates of zigzag structure and the middle of them is a circular Bragg reflector of left-handed helical structure. It is found that the normal incidence of P-polarized light on this polarization-discriminatory state inverter becomes the S-polarized light at output, while the incident S-polarized light of wavelength lying in the Bragg regime is reflected. The microstructure of the linear polarization-discriminatory state inverter is also investigated by using a scanning electron microscope.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2009
Published: June 8, 2009

Yong Jun Park, K. M. Sobahan, Jin Joo Kim, and Chang Kwon Hwangbo, "Linear polarization-discriminatory state inverter fabricated by oblique angle deposition," Opt. Express 17, 10535-10541 (2009)

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