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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7640–7647

An efficient broadband metamaterial wave retarder

Jessie Y. Chin, Jonah N. Gollub, Jack J. Mock, Ruopeng Liu, Cameron Harrison, David R. Smith, and Tie Jun Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7640-7647 (2009)

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Metamaterials with anisotropic electromagnetic properties have the capability to manipulate the polarization states of electromagnetic waves. We describe a method to design a broadband, low-loss wave retarder with graded constitutive parameter distributions based on non-resonant metamaterial elements. A structured metamaterial half-wave retarder that converts one linear polarization to its cross polarization is designed and its performance is characterized experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: March 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2009
Published: April 23, 2009

Jessie Y. Chin, Jonah N. Gollub, Jack J. Mock, Ruopeng Liu, Cameron Harrison, David R. Smith, and Tie Jun Cui, "An efficient broadband metamaterial wave retarder," Opt. Express 17, 7640-7647 (2009)

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