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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1251–1261

Form birefringence in nanostructured micro-optical devices

A. J. Waddie, R. Buczynski, F. Hudelist, J. Nowosielski, D. Pysz, R. Stepien, and M. R. Taghizadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 1251-1261 (2011)

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We present a detailed examination of the design and expected operation of an artificially birefringent material based around the nanostructured stack-and-draw fabrication technique developed recently. The expected degree of birefringence is estimated using a Finite Difference Time Domain simulation of the physical system and is shown to be in agreement with that predicted by a second order effective medium theory treatment of the nanostructured material. The effects of finite device dimensions are studied and an estimate of the required device thickness for a half-wave retardation is made.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(050.2065) Diffraction and gratings : Effective medium theory
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence

ToC Category:
Artificially Engineered Structures

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2011
Published: October 13, 2011

A. J. Waddie, R. Buczynski, F. Hudelist, J. Nowosielski, D. Pysz, R. Stepien, and M. R. Taghizadeh, "Form birefringence in nanostructured micro-optical devices," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1251-1261 (2011)

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