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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1195–1197

Ultrathin polarizing films for the near-infrared region consisting of stacked anisotropic gold island films

Makoto Takakuwa, Kazutaka Baba, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 1195-1197 (1996)

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We have fabricated an ultrathin polarizing film for the near-infrared region by stretching a periodic multilayer consisting of gold island layers and glass layers. A polarizing film with an extinction ratio of 21.5 dB and a thickness of ~0.2 μm has been realized at the wavelength of 1300 nm by use of a periodic multilayer of 12 gold island layers with a mass thickness of 21 nm. This polarizing film could be useful as a micropolarizer for fiber-embedded in-line optical devices and hybrid integrated optics.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 5, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

Makoto Takakuwa, Kazutaka Baba, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Ultrathin polarizing films for the near-infrared region consisting of stacked anisotropic gold island films," Opt. Lett. 21, 1195-1197 (1996)

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