Polarization splitter and polarization rotator designs based on transformation optics

Do Hoon Kwon, Douglas H. Werner

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The transformation optics technique is employed in this paper to design two optical devices - a two-dimensional polarization splitter and a three-dimensional polarization rotator for propagating beams. The polarization splitter translates the TM- and the TE-polarized components of an incident beam in opposite directions (i.e., shifted up or shifted down). The polarization rotator rotates the polarization state of an incoming beam by an arbitrary angle. Both optical devices are reflectionless at the entry and exit interfaces. Design details and full-wave simulation results are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18731-18738
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 10 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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