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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001195


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Abstract

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.

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-15-1195

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