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Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator

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Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator

Son, T. V., Truong, Vo-Van ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3535-3749, Do, P. A. and Haché, A. (2016) Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator. AIP Advances, 6 (8). 085102. ISSN 2158-3226

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Abstract

We demonstrate light polarization control over a broad spectral range by a uniform layer of vanadium dioxide as it undergoes a phase transition from insulator to metal. Changes in refractive indices create unequal phase shifts on s- and p-polarization components of incident light, and rotation of linear polarization shows intensity modulation by a factor of 103 when transmitted through polarizers. This makes possible polarization rotation devices as thin as 50 nm that would be activated thermally, optically or electrically.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Physics
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Son, T. V. and Truong, Vo-Van and Do, P. A. and Haché, A.
Journal or Publication:AIP Advances
Date:2016
Funders:
  • Concordia Open Access Author Fund
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1063/1.4960552
Keywords:Polarization, Polarizers, Refractive index, Vanadium, Metal phase transitions
ID Code:982269
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:21 Mar 2017 17:53
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54

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