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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16973–16988

Theoretical analysis of subwavelength high contrast grating reflectors

Vadim Karagodsky, Forrest G. Sedgwick, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16973-16988 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016973


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Abstract

A simple analytic analysis of the ultra-high reflectivity feature of subwavelength dielectric gratings is developed. The phenomenon of ultra high reflectivity is explained to be a destructive interference effect between the two grating modes. Based on this phenomenon, a design algorithm for broadband grating mirrors is suggested.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: July 26, 2010

Citation
Vadim Karagodsky, Forrest G. Sedgwick, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "Theoretical analysis of subwavelength high contrast grating reflectors," Opt. Express 18, 16973-16988 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16973


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