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Customised birefringence in nanostructured micro-optical devices
Author(s): Andrew J. Waddie; Jedrzej M. Nowosielski; Adam Filipkowski; Ryszard Stepien; Dariusz Pysz; Ryszard Buczynski; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh
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Paper Abstract

We present the design and fabrication details of a customised nanostuctured form birefringent material based upon a second order effective medium theory composite composed of two mechanically and thermally matched soft glasses. The design, which shows uniform birefringence over several hundred nanometres, is fabricated using a modified stack-and-draw method to produce a final element with feature sizes in the 50-100nm range. A method for measuring the effective birefringence of the composite material is presented along with the preliminary results from the fabricated component.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8428, Micro-Optics 2012, 84280R (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922596
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jedrzej M. Nowosielski, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Adam Filipkowski, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ryszard Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Buczynski, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8428:
Micro-Optics 2012
Hugo Thienpont; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe; Hirochika Nakajima, Editor(s)

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