OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2002
  • pp: 2152–2154

Broadband polarization-converting mirror for the visible region of the spectrum

I. R. Hooper and J. R. Sambles  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 24, pp. 2152-2154 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.002152


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (247 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A mirror structure that enables the polarization of linearly polarized light to be rotated by 90° over the entire visible region of the spectrum is presented. Theoretical modeling is used to show that this phenomenon occurs for light that is normally incident upon a metal grating consisting of a series of high and narrow ridges that are oriented at 45° to the polarization angle. This broad polarization-conversion band is shown to arise from mode mixing of surface plasmon polariton-mediated polarization-conversion bands and interference-mediated polarization-conversion bands.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
I. R. Hooper and J. R. Sambles, "Broadband polarization-converting mirror for the visible region of the spectrum," Opt. Lett. 27, 2152-2154 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-24-2152


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. S. J. Elston, G. P. Bryan-Brown, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 44, 6393 (1991).
  2. R. A. Depine and M. Lester, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1405 (2001).
  3. R. A. Watts and J. R. Sambles, Opt. Commun. 140, 179 (1997).
  4. H. Raether, Surface Plasmons (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).
  5. J. Chandezon, M. T. Dupuis, G. Cornnet, and D. Maystre, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 839 (1982).
  6. J. B. Harris, T. W. Preist, E. L. Wood, and J. R. Sambles, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 2041 (1996).
  7. W. L. Barnes, S. C. Kitson, T. W. Preist, and J. R. Sambles, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1654 (1997).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited