Polarization-selective gratings in the resonance domain of diffractive optics are calculated by use of rigorous electromagnetic diffraction theory. The polarizing effects are attained by special surface-relief structures, and the profile of binary surface-relief gratings is optimized with a nonlinear Newton algorithm to design diffractive polarizing beam splitters.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 25, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995
Martin Schmitz, Ralf Bräuer, and Olof Bryngdahl, "Gratings in the resonance domain as polarizing beam splitters," Opt. Lett. 20, 1830-1831 (1995)