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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1651–1653

Polarizing diffraction-grating triplicators

Carlos R. Fernández-Pousa, Ignacio Moreno, Jeffrey A. Davis, and Jingo Adachi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1651-1653 (2001)

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We report experimental results with a reflective continuous anisotropic polarizing diffraction-grating beam splitter that produces three diffraction orders. The diffraction efficiencies and polarizations of the diffracted orders are controlled through the incoming polarization state and by use of a wave plate with arbitrary orientation located between the grating and a mirror. In particular, we show experimental evidence of a diffraction triplicator—a 100% efficiency diffractive device that generates three orders with equal power.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

Carlos R. Fernández-Pousa, Ignacio Moreno, Jeffrey A. Davis, and Jingo Adachi, "Polarizing diffraction-grating triplicators," Opt. Lett. 26, 1651-1653 (2001)

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