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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 525–534

Slanted S-shaped nano-columnar thin films for broadband and wide-angle polarization conversion

Yi-Jun Jen, Chia-Feng Lin, and Meng-Jie Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 525-534 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000525


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Abstract

A slanted S-shaped nano-columnar (SSNC) thin film sculptured by oblique angle deposition is applied as an enhanced polarization converter. A growth model of a SSNC film is developed using available empirical equations for columnar thin films. The optimum sculpture parameters for a SSNC film to have high efficient polarization conversion are theoretically estimated and applied in fabrication. The designated SSNC films are sculptured and demonstrated to have high polarization conversion reflectance over a broadband and wide-angle range.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Artificially Engineered Structures

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2011
Published: July 6, 2011

Citation
Yi-Jun Jen, Chia-Feng Lin, and Meng-Jie Lin, "Slanted S-shaped nano-columnar thin films for broadband and wide-angle polarization conversion," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 525-534 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-4-525


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