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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1443–1445

Polarizing binary diffraction grating beam splitter

Jeffrey A. Davis and Garrett H. Evans  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 13, pp. 1443-1445 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001443


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Abstract

We report a polarizing beam splitter that uses binary phase gratings written onto a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. These gratings produce several linearly polarized diffracted orders and a zeroth-order beam whose polarization state can be completely controlled. Experimental results are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
Jeffrey A. Davis and Garrett H. Evans, "Polarizing binary diffraction grating beam splitter," Opt. Lett. 29, 1443-1445 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-13-1443


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