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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7388–7398

Design and fabrication of birefringent nano-grating structure for circularly polarized light emission

Ming-Yi Lin, Tsung-Han Tsai, Yu Ling Kang, Yu-Cheng Chen, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Yi-Jiun Chen, Xiang Fang, Hoang Yan Lin, Wing-Kit Choi, Lon A. Wang, Chung-Chih Wu, and Si-Chen Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7388-7398 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007388


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Abstract

Three different nano-grating structures are designed as phase retarders that can transform linearly polarized light to circularly polarized emission for the wavelengths of 488 nm, 532 nm and 632.8 nm, respectively. Gold based nano-grating structures with various periods are fabricated by utilizing laser interference lithography. The ellipticity of all circularly polarized emission can reach around 90% such that the structure has great potential in the applications of three-dimensional (3D) display. The effects of the slit width and metal thickness modulations are simulated by rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA) method. Besides, the field intensity and phase of the transmitted TM and TE waves are also simulated to understand their polarization characteristics.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published: March 24, 2014

Citation
Ming-Yi Lin, Tsung-Han Tsai, Yu Ling Kang, Yu-Cheng Chen, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Yi-Jiun Chen, Xiang Fang, Hoang Yan Lin, Wing-Kit Choi, Lon A. Wang, Chung-Chih Wu, and Si-Chen Lee, "Design and fabrication of birefringent nano-grating structure for circularly polarized light emission," Opt. Express 22, 7388-7398 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-7388


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