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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29155–29163

Resonant-grating reflection extended to wide-band, large-aperture beams by waveguide-mode coalescence

Y. Jourlin, S. Tonchev, A.V. Tishchenko, F. Lacour, and O. Parriaux  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29155-29163 (2012)

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The resonant reflection of a free-space beam from a slab waveguide grating is rendered high bandwidth and angularly robust by using a bimodal high index waveguide. A deep double-sided corrugation gives rise to the coalescence of the resonant reflection peaks resulting in a top-hat reflection spectrum. A low-cost waveguide technology based on solar cell amorphous silicon is demonstrated in the near infrared in a polarizer application.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2012
Published: December 17, 2012

Y. Jourlin, S. Tonchev, A.V. Tishchenko, F. Lacour, and O. Parriaux, "Resonant-grating reflection extended to wide-band, large-aperture beams by waveguide-mode coalescence," Opt. Express 20, 29155-29163 (2012)

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