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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1400–1402

Computer-generated infrared depolarizer using space-variant subwavelength dielectric gratings

Gabriel Biener, Avi Niv, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 16, pp. 1400-1402 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001400


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Abstract

We present a novel method for the formation of a complete depolarizer that is based on a polarization-state scrambling procedure over the space domain. Such an element can be achieved by use of cascaded, computer-generated, space-variant subwavelength dielectric gratings. We introduce a theoretical analysis and experimentally demonstrate a depolarizer for infrared radiation at a wavelength of 10.6μm .

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Gabriel Biener, Avi Niv, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman, "Computer-generated infrared depolarizer using space-variant subwavelength dielectric gratings," Opt. Lett. 28, 1400-1402 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-16-1400


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