OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2354–2356

Nanostructured gradient-index antireflection diffractive optics

Chih-Hao Chang, Jose A. Dominguez-Caballero, Hyungryul J. Choi, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2354-2356 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002354


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (581 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We describe the fabrication and characterization of a nanostructured diffractive element with near-zero reflection losses. In this element, subwavelength nanostructures emulating adiabatic index matching are integrated on the surface of a diffractive microstructure to suppress reflected diffraction orders. The fabricated silicon grating exhibits reflected efficiencies that are suppressed by 2 orders of magnitude over broad wavelength bands and wide incident angles. Theoretical models of the fabricated structure based on rigorous coupled-wave analysis and effective medium theory are in agreement with the experimental data. The proposed principles can be applied to improve the performance of any diffractive structures, potentially leading to more efficient Fresnel lenses, holographic elements, and integrated optical systems.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
Chih-Hao Chang, Jose A. Dominguez-Caballero, Hyungryul J. Choi, and George Barbastathis, "Nanostructured gradient-index antireflection diffractive optics," Opt. Lett. 36, 2354-2356 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2354


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. Lalanne and G. M. Morris, Nanotechnology 8, 53 (1997). [CrossRef]
  2. Y. Kanamori, M. Sasaki, and K. Hane, Opt. Lett. 24, 1422(1999). [CrossRef]
  3. J.-Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S.-Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photon. 1, 176(2007).
  4. M.-L. Kuo, D. J. Poxson, Y. S. Kim, F. W. Mont, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, and S.-Y. Lin, Opt. Lett. 33, 2527 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. Y.-F. Huang, S. Chattopadhyay, Y.-J. Jen, C.-Y. Peng, T.-A. Liu, Y.-K. Hsu, C.-L. Pan, H.-C. Lo, C.-H. Hsu, Y.-H. Chang, C.-S. Lee, K.-H. Chen, and L.-C. Chen, Nature Nanotechnology 2, 770 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. G. Xie, G. Zhang, F. Lin, J. Zhang, Z. Liu, and S. Mu, Nanotechnology 19, 095605 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. Y. Zhao, J. Wang, and G. Mao, Opt. Lett. 30, 1885(2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. H. L. Chen, S. Y. Chuang, C. H. Lin, and Y. H. Lin, Opt. Express 15, 14793 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. C.-H. Chang, L. Waller, and G. Barbastathis, Opt. Lett. 35, 907 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. H. Stiebig, N. Senoussaoui, C. Zahren, C. Haase, and J. Müller, Prog. Photovoltaics 14, 13 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. C. Eisele, C. E. Nebel, and M. Stutzmann, J. Appl. Phys. 89, 7722 (2001). [CrossRef]
  12. D. Taillaert, P. Bienstman, and R. Baets, Opt. Lett 29, 2749 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. J. C. Hulteen and R. P. Van Duyne, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 13, 1553 (1995). [CrossRef]
  14. M. G. Moharam, E. B. Grann, D. A. Pommet, and T. K. Gaylord, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1068 (1995). [CrossRef]
  15. F. T. Chen and H. G. Craighead, Opt. Lett. 20, 121(1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited