Wavelength-Independent Optical Polarizer Based on Metallic Nanowire Arrays

Qiaoqiang Gan, Haifeng Hu, Huina Xu, Ke Liu, Alexander N. Cartwright, Suhua Jiang

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We propose a design of high-performance wavelength-independent optical polarizer for ultraviolet/visible to terahertz (THz) spectral region based on metallic nanowire (NW) arrays on ultrathin substrates, which can reduce the influence of the substrate material. This NW-based polarizer is anticipated to have far-reaching impact on numerous existing devices including polarimetric imagers in the mid-infrared and THz domains, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imagers, and DVD/CD players. © 2011, IEEE. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1083-1092
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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