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Experimental realization of a diffractive optical isolator
Author(s): Tilman Glaser; Siegmund Schroeter; Hartmut Bartelt; Hans-Joerg Fuchs; Ernst-Bernhard Kley
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Paper Abstract

We report on the realization of an diffractive optical isolator for use at 543 nm by the combination of two binary high frequency gratings, corrugated into the surface of a quartz substrate. A single-order grating acts as a polarizing beam splitter with a measured diffraction efficiency of greater 95%. The other grating is a zero-order diffraction with 290 nm period and 1300 nm depth, acting as a quarterwave plate for conical incidence. A good correlation between theoretical and experimental results is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4179, Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics, (18 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395686
Show Author Affiliations
Tilman Glaser, Institute of Physical High Technology (Germany)
Siegmund Schroeter, Institute of Physical High Technology (Germany)
Hartmut Bartelt, Institute of Physical High Technology (Germany)
Hans-Joerg Fuchs, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4179:
Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics
Sing H. Lee; Eric G. Johnson, Editor(s)

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