OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2451–2457

Concentric ring metal grating for generating radially polarized light

Z. Ghadyani, I. Vartiainen, I. Harder, W. Iff, A. Berger, N. Lindlein, and M. Kuittinen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2451-2457 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002451


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (761 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A subwavelength concentric ring metal grating for visible light ( λ = 632.8 nm ) is designed and fabricated by electron-beam lithography to transform circularly polarized light into radially polarized light. Experimental results are compared to theoretical predictions and the advantages and disadvantages of the element with alternative methods are discussed.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2011
Published: May 27, 2011

Citation
Z. Ghadyani, I. Vartiainen, I. Harder, W. Iff, A. Berger, N. Lindlein, and M. Kuittinen, "Concentric ring metal grating for generating radially polarized light," Appl. Opt. 50, 2451-2457 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-16-2451


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. S. Quabis, R. Dorn, M. Eberler, O. Glockl, and G. Leuchs, “Focusing light to a tighter spot,” Opt. Commun. 179, 1–7 (2000). [CrossRef]
  2. Q. Zhan, “Trapping metallic rayleigh particles with radial polarization,” Opt. Express 12, 3377–3382 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. V. G. Niziev and V. Nesterov, “Influence of beam polarization on laser cutting efficiency,” J. Phys. D 32, 1455–1461 (1999). [CrossRef]
  4. H. Raether, Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and Gratings (Springer-Verlag, 1988).
  5. S. Quabis, R. Dorn, and G. Leuchs, “Generation of a radially polarized doughnut mode of high quality,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 597–600 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. Z. Bomzon, G. Biener, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Radially and azimuthally polarized beams generated by space-variant dielectric subwavelength gratings,” Opt. Lett. 27, 188–190 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. U. Levy, C. Tsai, L. Pang, and Y. Fainman, “Engineering space-variant inhomogeneous media for polarization control,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1718–1720 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Z. Bomzon, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Formation of radially and azimuthally polarized light using space-variant subwavelength metal stripe gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1587–1589 (2001). [CrossRef]
  9. F. Wang, M. Xiao, K. Sun, and Q. H. Wei, “Generation of radially and azimuthally polarized light by optical transmission through concentric circular nanoslits in Ag films,” Opt. Express 18, 63–71 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. R. Gadsdon, I. R. Hooper, and J. R. Sambles, “Optical resonances on sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings,” Opt. Express 16, 22003–22026 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. M. Neviere and E. Popov, Light Propagation in Periodic Media (Marcel Dekker, 2003).
  12. E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids(Academic, 1985).
  13. D.H.Goldstein and E.Collett, ed. Polarized Light (Marcel Dekker, 2003). [CrossRef]
  14. E.A.Lee and D.G.Messerschmidt, eds., Digital Communication, 2nd ed. (Kluwer, 1994).
  15. G. M. Lerman and U. Levy, “Generation of radially polarized light beam using space-variant subwavelength gratings at 1064 nm,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2782–2784(2008). [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.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited