Polarization Micro-Optics: circular polarization from a Fresnel Rhomb 3D printed on an optical fiber
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberBAS/1/1064-01-01
Online Publication Date2018-09-20
Print Publication Date2018-11-01
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/629417
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AbstractHigh resolution fabrication of three dimensional polymeric structures with Direct Laser Writing (DLW) holds a unique potential for the miniaturization of bulk optical elements. This has been so far mainly demonstrated for the fabrication of reflective, refractive and phase-mask micro-optics. Here we show the use of DLW for the fabrication of a miniaturized phase retarder element, a Fresnel Rhomb, which acts as a broadband quarter-wave plate. We show the integration of the Fresnel Rhomb onto a polarization-maintaining optical fiber, converting linearly polarized light from the fiber into circularly polarized light over a very broad spectral range.
CitationBertoncini A, Liberale C (2018) Polarization Micro-Optics: circular polarization from a Fresnel Rhomb 3D printed on an optical fiber. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters: 1–1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2018.2871161.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under baseline funding BAS/1/1064-01-01