Abbreviated Journal Title
QUARTER-WAVE PLATE; PHASE RETARDER; LINE POLARIZER; REFLECTION; GRATINGS; LAYER; BAND; SUBSTRATE; Optics
A meanderline wave retarder is a unique type of frequency-selective-surface (FSS) that enables a change in the state of optical polarization. The principles of operation are very similar to a typical crystalline waveplate, such that the artificially structured meanderline array has both 'slow' and 'fast' axes that provide a phase offset between two orthogonal wave components. In this paper, we study the behavior and response of multilayered meanderline quarter-wave retarders designed for operation at 10.6 mu m wavelength (28.28 THz). It will be shown that meanderline quarter-wave plates with more than a single layer exhibit improved transmission throughput at infrared frequencies due to impedance matching, similar to a multilayer optical film coating. Numerical data, both from simulations and measurements, are presented to validate this claim.
Wadsworth, Samuel L. and Boreman, Glenn D., "Analysis of throughput for multilayer infrared meanderline waveplates" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 910.