Abstract

We designed and fabricated an achromatic infrared wave plate. To examine its phase retardation characteristics, the birefringence was calculated using the effective medium theory. A wave plate with a subwavelength grating was fabricated by direct imprint lithography on a low toxic chalcogenide glass (Sb–Ge–Sn–S system) based on calculated results. As a result of imprinting onto chalcogenide glass by a glassy carbon mold, a grating with 1.63 μm depth, a fill factor of 0.7, and a 3 μm period was obtained. The phase retardation of the elements reached around 30° in the 8.5–10.5 μm wavelength range. The fabrication of the infrared wave plate is less costly compared with conventional crystalline wave plates.

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