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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18731–18738

Polarization splitter and polarization rotator designs based on transformation optics

Do-Hoon Kwon and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18731-18738 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018731


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Abstract

The transformation optics technique is employed in this paper to design two optical devices — a two-dimensional polarization splitter and a three-dimensional polarization rotator for propagating beams. The polarization splitter translates the TM- and the TE-polarized components of an incident beam in opposite directions (i.e., shifted up or shifted down). The polarization rotator rotates the polarization state of an incoming beam by an arbitrary angle. Both optical devices are reflectionless at the entry and exit interfaces. Design details and full-wave simulation results are provided.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2008
Published: October 29, 2008

Citation
Do-Hoon Kwon and Douglas H. Werner, "Polarization splitter and polarization rotator designs based on transformation optics," Opt. Express 16, 18731-18738 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18731


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