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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9050–9055

Polarization independent broadband reflectors based on cross-stacked gratings

Deyin Zhao, Hongjun Yang, Zhenqiang Ma, and Weidong Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9050-9055 (2011)

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We report here a broadband reflector based on a two cross-stacked grating structure. This type of broadband reflector is polarization-independent, with ~100% reflectance over a designed spectral range of 1.4 to 1.6μm. The reflection phase differences between TE and TM polarizations remain almost a constant value of 1.2π over the same high reflection spectral range. The reflector performance tolerance was also investigated by varying the grating structure parameters. Two types of Fabry-Perot cavities can be configured based on two cross-stacked grating structures, for both polarization independent and polarization dependent resonance cavity mode control. All these characteristics associated with the cross-stacked grating reflectors enable a new type of resonant cavity or wave plate design for a large range of photonic applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2011
Published: April 25, 2011

Deyin Zhao, Hongjun Yang, Zhenqiang Ma, and Weidong Zhou, "Polarization independent broadband reflectors based on cross-stacked gratings," Opt. Express 19, 9050-9055 (2011)

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