Leaky polarizing beam splitter with adjustable leak ratio for operation in the wavelength range of 440-690 nm

Lu Cheng, Chanda L. Bartlett, J. Kevin Erwin, M. Mansuripu

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Abstract

We discuss the optomechanical design and fabrication of a novel wideband (440-690-nm), leaky polarizing beam splitter with an adjustable leak ratio. This beam splitter is an important component of a multiwavelength dynamic testbed that we have constructed for testing optical disks. The multilayer thin-film structure of the beam splitter is essentially a stacked pair of narrow-band dielectric reflectors that have been fine tuned for optimal performance. The characteristics of the fabricated device are in good agreement with our theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4393-4399
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Volume36
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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