Abstract

We demonstrate a polarization-invariant liquid-crystal (LC) grating in an oppositely twisted and mutually orthogonal configuration. The polarization-invariant LC grating with high diffraction efficiency is fabricated using a single-masking process with two-step exposure of a linearly polarized ultraviolet light. It is found that the zeroth- and the first-order diffracted beams are linearly polarized and perpendicular to each other irrespective of the incident polarization for the phase retardation of m?(m=integer).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 (1)

M. Schadt, K. Schmitt, V. Kozinkov, and V. Chigrinov, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 31, 2155 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

W. M. Gibbons, P. J. Shannon, S. T. Sun, and B. J. Swetlin, Nature 351, 49 (1991).
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E. Hasman, Z. Bomzon, A. Niv, G. Biener, and V. Kleiner, Opt. Commun. 209, 45 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. L. Doucen and P. Pellat-Finet, Opt. Commun. 151, 321 (1998).
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Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

M. Ivanov and T. Eiju, Proc. SPIE 4580, 664 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Layered Media (Wiley, 1988).

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1996).

Data provided by E. Merck Company.

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