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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27270–27279

Absorbing polarization selective resonant gratings

Anni Lehmuskero, Ismo Vartiainen, Toni Saastamoinen, Tapani Alasaarela, and Markku Kuittinen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27270-27279 (2010)

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We introduce resonant absorbers that consist of linear metal wires embedded inside of a titanium dioxide grating. We show that in these structures the guided-mode resonance may lead to the almost total absorption of one polarization component and greatly enhance the absorption in localized surface plasma resonance. In addition, we show that the structures have potential to function as filters or polarizing beamsplitters. Absorption of 99.67 % has been obtained together with the contrast of 6600 at the wavelength of 532 nm. This corresponds the extinction of 8.8597. The results have been verified experimentally by fabricating an absorbing filter with electron beam lithography and atomic layer deposition technique. The absorption is remarkably high considering the thickness of the structures which is only 219–333 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2010
Published: December 10, 2010

Anni Lehmuskero, Ismo Vartiainen, Toni Saastamoinen, Tapani Alasaarela, and Markku Kuittinen, "Absorbing polarization selective resonant gratings," Opt. Express 18, 27270-27279 (2010)

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