Discrimination characteristics of a wire-grid polarizer for polarimetric detection of multiple polarized beams

Donghyun Kim, Seyoung Moon

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Abstract

The presence of multiple polarized beams can limit the polarimetric discrimination capability of a wire-grid polarizer (WGP). In this study, the effect of linearly polarized background on the polarimetric performance of a WGP has been investigated and compared with that of a perfect polarizer. Simulation results based on rigorous coupled-wave analysis indicate that while a WGP mimics a perfect polarizer in discrimination characteristics, the range of the object polarization angle that can be discriminated against polarized background is fairly limited. The negative impact of Rayleigh anomaly is also discussed. The detectability of the object polarization can be strongly enhanced by employing a multi-cell WGP with multiple polarization orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 22
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 222007 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6468
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period07/1/2207/1/25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, D., & Moon, S. (2007). Discrimination characteristics of a wire-grid polarizer for polarimetric detection of multiple polarized beams. In Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV [64680Z] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6468). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.699659