Subwavelength surface-relief gratings fabricated by microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers

Ali G. Lopez, Harold G. Craighead

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Abstract

We have designed and tested subwavelength diffractive optical elements consisting of surface-relief gratings made by microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers. The first device is a beam deflector for 1.55-μm operation consisting of a surface-relief grating made up of eight pillars over one period (9.3 μm) of the grating. The widths of the pillars vary to approximate a linear phase profile within each grating period. The second device is a quarter-wave plate for 632.8-nm operation consisting of a subwavelength surface-relief grating with a 300-nm period and 58% duty cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2068-2075
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Optics
Volume40
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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