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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2003
  • pp: 125–133

Birefringence in two-dimensional bulk photonic crystals applied to the construction of quarter waveplates

D. R. Solli, C. F. McCormick, R. Y. Chiao, and J. M. Hickmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 125-133 (2003)

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We have experimentally measured the birefringence in bulk two-dimensional hexagonal photonic crystals in transparent spectral regions above and below the fundamental band gap. Data is presented for structures with different numbers of layers and two different air-filling fractions. We have used these data to design a photonic crystal quarter waveplate and provide independent experimental demonstrations of its operation.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2003
Published: January 27, 2003

D. Solli, C. McCormick, R. Chiao, and Jandir Hickmann, "Birefringence in two-dimensional bulk photonic crystals applied to the construction of quarter waveplates," Opt. Express 11, 125-133 (2003)

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