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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 9941–9953

Wollaston prism-like devices based on blazed dielectric subwavelength gratings

Riad Haïdar, Grégory Vincent, Nicolas Guérineau, Stéphane Collin, Sabrina Velghe, and Jérôme Primot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 9941-9953 (2005)

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A Wollaston prism-like binary dielectric grating is presented and analyzed. It behaves like a transmission grating, differentially and symmetrically blazed for the two crossed polarization states, TE and TM. The phase profile is obtained by means of subwavelength structures etched in a high optical index isotropic dielectric medium (gallium arsenide, for instance). The performance of the device is illustrated by numerical examples and sketched in terms of spectral bandwidth and of extinction ratio. Some practical issues related to the fabrication are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Riad Haïdar, Grégory Vincent, Nicolas Guérineau, Stéphane Collin, Sabrina Velghe, and Jérôme Primot, "Wollaston prism-like devices based on blazed dielectric subwavelength gratings," Opt. Express 13, 9941-9953 (2005)

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