Blazed wire-grid polarizer for plasmon-enhanced polarization extinction: Design and analysis

Changhun Lee, Eunji Sim, Donghyun Kim

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We explore plasmon-enhanced wire-gird polarizers (WGPs) to achieve improved polarimetric performance with more relaxed fabrication parameters compared to conventional WGP. A WGP designed with a blazed wire-grid profile was considered for plasmonic enhancement. The results show that a blazed WGP can achieve extremely high polarimetric extinction at a longer wire-grid period (Λ) compared to conventional WGP structure. Under the optimum geometrical parameters, a blazed WGP may attain an extinction ratio of over 40 dB at Λ = 800 nm, which may allow photolithography for fabrication. In contrast, conventional WGPs obtained comparable performance at Λ = 200 nm, requiring more difficult lithographic techniques. The study can therefore be of significant importance for WGPs to be more widely available for diverse applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8098-8107
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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