Spatial Fourier-Transform Polarimetry by Use of Space-Variant Subwavelength Gratings

Erez Hasman, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner, Avi Niv

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A discrete space-variant subwave-length dielectric grating (DSG) was used to develop a method for real-time polarization measurement. DSG are condidered wave plates with constant retardation and space-variant fast axes. This grating was formed by discrete orientation of the local subwavelength grooves. The complete polarization analysis of the incident beam was determined by spatial Fourier transform of the near-field intensity distribution transmitted through DSG followed by a subwave-length metal polarizer. A method for the formation of a complete depolarizer based on a polarization-state scrambling procedure over the space domain was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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