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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4296–4298

Extended broadband achromatic reflective-type waveplate

Yi-Jun Jen, Meng-Jie Lin, Shun-Kai Yu, and Chien-Chi Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4296-4298 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004296


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Abstract

This work demonstrates the feasibility of applying a symmetrical film stack on a silver mirror, resulting in broadband phase retardation. While functioning as a reflective-type achromatic waveplate, the symmetrical film stack comprises at least one anisotropic thin film. Additionally, selecting the birefringence and thickness of the thin film allows for the design of uniform phase retardation in both the passband and stopband. A symmetrical film stack that is composed of an anisotropic Ta2O5 thin film and isotropic Ta2O5 thin film is investigated for its achromatic performance in phase retardation.

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OCIS Codes
(310.5448) Thin films : Polarization, other optical properties
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
Yi-Jun Jen, Meng-Jie Lin, Shun-Kai Yu, and Chien-Chi Chen, "Extended broadband achromatic reflective-type waveplate," Opt. Lett. 37, 4296-4298 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4296


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