Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector

Karlton Crabtree, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflectors rotate the major axis of the incident electric field by 90°. We show that polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflectors cannot be created with isotropic reflecting surfaces, but can be created by incorporating nonisotropic reflecting surfaces. Two types are considered - cube corners with surfaces having elliptical eigenstates and cube corners having subwave- length gratings. Implementations that use subwavelength surface relief phase gratings are investigated, and three examples are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5882-5890
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Optics
Volume49
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2010

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Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector. / Crabtree, Karlton; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 49, No. 30, 20.10.2010, p. 5882-5890.

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Crabtree, Karlton ; Chipman, Russell A. / Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector. In: Applied Optics. 2010 ; Vol. 49, No. 30. pp. 5882-5890.
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