Volume-grating Stokesmeter based on photonic bandgap structures

Jong Kwon Lee*, Xue Liu, M. S. Shahriar

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An inherent polarization sensitivity of a volume grating, in general, can be used to determine all the Stokes parameters of input beams. We demonstrate the polarization-dependent bandgap in a photonic crystal in principle at any wavelength using the finite-difference time-domain method.We show how this bandgap can be used to realize a volume-grating Stokesmeter. We also present an explicit design for a high-speed version of such a Stokesmeter and identify design constraints that arise in this context. Finally, we describe a spectrally resolved volume-grating Stokesmeter based on the tunability of a photonic bandgap material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3212-3215
Number of pages4
JournalApplied optics
Issue number17
StatePublished - Jun 10 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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