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Mode analysis of beam splitter for slanted grating
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Paper Abstract

Beam splitters are widely used in various optical modern systems for separating optical wave into different directions. We have proposed a novel slanted grating for beam splitter at the central wavelength of 1550nm, which can be used in the optical communication. With the simulated annealing algorithm, beam splitter slanted grating can be optimized by using the rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA). The diffraction process can be analyzed by the simplified modal method. The simplified modal method, without complicated calculation, reduces the difficult diffraction process into a vividly and physical modal. We have derived an analytical expression which can provide an insightful physical description of the simplified modal method for the slanted grating. Compared with the rectangular grating, the slanted grating has the asymmetric physical structure. Therefore, the odd grating mode can also be excited in the slanted grating under normal incidence. The odd grating mode, which only exists in the asymmetric structure, plays the role of breaking the symmetric field distribution in the output plane. The physical analytical expression of mode conversion and coupling for the slanted grating can be obtained to interpretation the asymmetric field distribution. Numerical results obtained by the rigorous coupled wave analysis verified the validity of the simplified modal method. We expect the modal method for the slanted grating set forth in this work should be helpful for the tremendous potential application of the slanted grating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9271, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VI, 92711D (11 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071258
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Shubin Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Changhe Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yanyang Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yancong Lu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Jin Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Kun Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Jun Wu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9271:
Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VI
Yunlong Sheng; Chongxiu Yu; Changhe Zhou, Editor(s)

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