Abstract

We report a polarization beam splitter that uses polarization gratings written onto a zero-twist nematic liquid-crystal display. We show three configurations. The first two separate the diffracted light into two orthogonally polarized orders that are either linearly or circularly polarized. In the third configuration, we demonstrate a novel case for which the output is separated into two nonorthonormal polarization states. One component is linearly polarized and the second is circularly polarized.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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2000 (1)

1999 (5)

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Davis, D. M. Cottrell, J. Campos, M. J. Yzuel, and I. Moreno, Appl. Opt. 38, 5004 (1999).
[CrossRef]

U. Zeitner, B. Schnabel, E. B. Kley, and F. Wyrowski, Appl. Opt. 38, 2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Gori, Opt. Lett. 24, 584 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

M. Le Docen and P. Pellat-Finet, Opt. Commun. 151, 321 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1989 (1)

J. A. Davis and J. M. Waas, Proc. SPIE 1150, 27 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Amako, J.

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Borghi, R.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

Campos, J.

Cottrell, D. M.

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Davis, D. M. Cottrell, J. Campos, M. J. Yzuel, and I. Moreno, Appl. Opt. 38, 5004 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Davis, J. A.

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Davis, D. M. Cottrell, J. Campos, M. J. Yzuel, and I. Moreno, Appl. Opt. 38, 5004 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Davis and J. M. Waas, Proc. SPIE 1150, 27 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Fainman, Y.

Ford, J. E.

Gori, F.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

F. Gori, Opt. Lett. 24, 584 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Guattarai, G.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

Kley, E. B.

Le Docen, M.

M. Le Docen and P. Pellat-Finet, Opt. Commun. 151, 321 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Moreno, I.

Pellat-Finet, P.

M. Le Docen and P. Pellat-Finet, Opt. Commun. 151, 321 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Santarsiero, M.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

Schnabel, B.

Sonehara, T.

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tervo, J.

Tsai, P.

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Turunen, J.

Urguhart, K.

Waas, J. M.

J. A. Davis and J. M. Waas, Proc. SPIE 1150, 27 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wyrowski, F.

Xu, F.

Yzuel, M. J.

Zeitner, U.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi (1)

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and G. Guattarai, Atti Fond. Giorgio Ronchi 1, 59 (1999).

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Le Docen and P. Pellat-Finet, Opt. Commun. 151, 321 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

J. A. Davis, P. Tsai, D. M. Cottrell, T. Sonehara, and J. Amako, Opt. Eng. 38, 1051 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. A. Davis and J. M. Waas, Proc. SPIE 1150, 27 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental results for grating separating linearly polarized components of the incident light: input light polarized (a) perpendicularly, (b) at 45°, and (c) parallel to the director axis.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental results for grating separating circularly polarized components of the incident light: input light (a) right-circularly, (b) linearly, and (c) left-circularly polarized.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results for grating separating linearly and circularly polarized components of the incident light: output when the analyzer polarizer is (a) removed, (b) vertically oriented, (c) oriented at 45°, and (d) horizontally oriented.

Equations (8)

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Gx,y=100exp2πix/D=1000+exp2πix/D0001.
Gx,y=Wλ/445°100exp2πix/DWλ/4-45°=12i-11i+exp2πix/D12i1-1i.
Gx,y=100tx,
tx=n=-+tnexpi2πnx/D,
tn=sinπn-Mπn-MexpiΦ.
Gx,y=100t0expiΦ+exp2πix/D000t1expiΦ.
E=cosαsinα.
cosαit0sinα+exp2πix/D0it1sinα.

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