Title

Broadband infrared meanderline reflective quarter-wave plate

Authors

Authors

S. L. Wadsworth;G. D. Boreman

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

TWIST REFLECTOR; PHASE RETARDER; POLARIZATION; SUBSTRATE; SURFACES; GRATINGS; DESIGN; LAYER; Optics

Abstract

We present a novel reflective quarter-wave plate comprised of subwavelength meanderline elements. The device is operational over the long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectrum, with significant spectral and angular bandwidths. Power reflection is approximately 70% over the majority of the LWIR. Efficient conversion from a 45 linear polarization state into circular polarization is demonstrated from finite-element electromagnetic simulations and from broadband polarimetric measurements. (C) 2011 Optical

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

19

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

10604

Last Page

10612

WOS Identifier

WOS:000290852800054

ISSN

1094-4087

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