Dielectric sculptured thin films for polarization-discriminatory handedness-inversion of circularly polarized light

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Abstract

A sculptured thin film (STF)-based filter which inverts the handedness of incident right circularly-polarized (RCP) light on transmission is presented. The filter, however, does not transmit incident left circularly-polarized (LCP) light. The theoretical framework of the polarization-discriminatory handedness inverter is sketched out to solve the associated boundary value problem. Numerical results are presented to validate the expected capabilities of the proposed two-layer device, and suggestions for performance enhancement are discussed with several production-related issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1596-1602
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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