An efficient broadband metamaterial wave retarder

TitleAn efficient broadband metamaterial wave retarder
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJ..Y. Chin, J..N. Gollub, J.J. Mock, R..P. Liu, C.. Harrison, D.R. Smith, T..J. Cui
JournalOptics Express
ISBN Number1094-4087
Accession NumberWOS:000266381700079

Metamaterials with anisotropic electromagnetic properties have the capability to manipulate the polarization states of electromagnetic waves. We describe a method to design a broadband, low-loss wave retarder with graded constitutive parameter distributions based on non-resonant metamaterial elements. A structured metamaterial half-wave retarder that converts one linear polarization to its cross polarization is designed and its performance is characterized experimentally. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America