Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector

Karlton Crabtree, Russell Chipman

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Polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflectors rotate the major axis of the incident electric field by 90°. We show that polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflectors cannot be created with isotropic reflecting surfaces, but can be created by incorporating nonisotropic reflecting surfaces. Two types are considered - cube corners with surfaces having elliptical eigenstates and cube corners having subwave- length gratings. Implementations that use subwavelength surface relief phase gratings are investigated, and three examples are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5882-5890
Number of pages9
JournalApplied optics
Issue number30
StatePublished - Oct 20 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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