Photonic crystal polarizers and polarizing beam splitters

Daniel Solli, Colin McCormick, Raymond Chiao, Jandir Hickmann
2003 Frontiers in Optics   unpublished
We have experimentally demonstrated polarizers and polarizing beam splitters based on microwave-scale two-dimensional photonic crystals. Using polarized microwaves within certain frequency bands, we have observed a squared-sinusoid ͑Malus͒ transmission law when using the photonic crystal as a polarizer. The photonic crystal also functions as a polarizing beamsplitter; in this configuration it can be engineered to split incident polarizations in either order and in any direction, making it more
more » ... on, making it more versatile than conventional, Brewster-angle beamsplitters.
doi:10.1364/fio.2003.tho2 fatcat:hafppyumirc7rk4j3dptggztsi