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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11011–11020

Dielectric multilayer beam splitter with differential phase shift on transmission and reflection for division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter

Wenjia Yuan, Weidong Shen, Yueguang Zhang, and Xu Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11011-11020 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011011


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Abstract

Dielectric multilayer beam splitter with differential phase shift on transmission and reflection for division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter (DOAP) was presented for the first time to our knowledge. The optimal parameters for the beam splitter are Tp = 78.9%, Ts = 21.1% and Δr − Δt = π/2 at 532nm at an angle of incidence of 45°. Multilayer anti-reflection coating with low phase shift was applied to reduce the backside reflection. Different design strategies that can achieve all optimal targets at the wavelength were tested. Two design methods were presented to optimize the differential phase shift. The samples were prepared by ion beam sputtering (IBS). The experimental results show good agreement with those of the design. The ellipsometric parameters of samples were measured in reflection (ψr, Δr) = (26.5°, 135.1°) and (28.2°, 133.5°), as well as in transmission (ψt, Δt) = (62.5°, 46.1°) and (63.5°, 46°) at 532.6nm. The normalized determinant of instrument matrix to evaluate the performance of samples is respectively 0.998 and 0.991 at 532.6nm.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.5696) Thin films : Refinement and synthesis methods

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2014
Published: April 30, 2014

Citation
Wenjia Yuan, Weidong Shen, Yueguang Zhang, and Xu Liu, "Dielectric multilayer beam splitter with differential phase shift on transmission and reflection for division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter," Opt. Express 22, 11011-11020 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-11011


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