A multilayer comprising birefringent thin films is devised to present to function as a polarization beam splitter and waveplate simultaneously. By arranging such a multilayer on a right triangle-shaped corrugated surface, a polarizer is realized to align the randomly oscillating electric field of an unpolarized wave into a linear polarized wave without loss.
Yi-Jun Jen, Yi-Jun Jen,
"Optical coating on a corrugated surface to align the polarization of an unpolarized wave without loss," Optical Engineering 56(12), 125103 (27 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.12.125103
. Submission: Received: 4 August 2017; Accepted: 28 November 2017
Received: 4 August 2017; Accepted: 28 November 2017; Published: 27 December 2017