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Title: Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator

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 10{sup 3} when transmitted through polarizers. This makes possible polarization rotation devices as thin as 50 nm that would be activated thermally, optically or electrically.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6 (Canada)
  2. Département de Physique et d’Astronomie, Université de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 3E9 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22611437
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; LAYERS; MODULATION; PHASE SHIFT; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; POLARIZATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; ROTATION; VANADIUM OXIDES; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Son, T. V., Truong, V. V., E-mail: Truong.Vo-Van@Concordia.Ca, Do, P. A., and Haché, A. Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4960552.
Son, T. V., Truong, V. V., E-mail: Truong.Vo-Van@Concordia.Ca, Do, P. A., & Haché, A. Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960552.
Son, T. V., Truong, V. V., E-mail: Truong.Vo-Van@Concordia.Ca, Do, P. A., and Haché, A. 2016. "Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960552.
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title = {Ultra-thin, single-layer polarization rotator},
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abstractNote = {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 10{sup 3} when transmitted through polarizers. This makes possible polarization rotation devices as thin as 50 nm that would be activated thermally, optically or electrically.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4960552},
journal = {AIP Advances},
number = 8,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
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