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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16974–16980

Replicable one-dimensional non-polarizing guided mode resonance gratings under normal incidence

Muhammad Rizwan Saleem, Dandan Zheng, Benfeng Bai, Petri Stenberg, Markku Kuittinen, Seppo Honkanen, and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16974-16980 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.016974


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Abstract

Polarization-insensitive guided-mode resonance (GMR) filters have significant role in applications such as optical communication systems. Here, we report the design and fabrication of two types of simple-structured one-dimensional (1D) GMR gratings with non-polarizing resonance properties under normal incidence. A single-layer rectangular-profile TiO2 grating is fabricated by electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching, which demonstrates, for the first time in experiment, almost perfect non-polarizing filtering effect with 1D grating under normal incidence. Then, a TiO2-coated polycarbonate 1D GMR grating is fabricated by nanoimprinting and atomic layer deposition, which also exhibits good non-polarizing property and the potential of low-cost mass replication of such functional devices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2012
Published: July 11, 2012

Citation
Muhammad Rizwan Saleem, Dandan Zheng, Benfeng Bai, Petri Stenberg, Markku Kuittinen, Seppo Honkanen, and Jari Turunen, "Replicable one-dimensional non-polarizing guided mode resonance gratings under normal incidence," Opt. Express 20, 16974-16980 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-15-16974


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