Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids

Fabrication and analysis

Vincent Pelletier, Koji Asakawa, Mingshaw Wu, Douglas H. Adamson, Richard A. Register, Paul M. Chaikin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    We have produced aluminum wire grids with 33 nm periodicity using a thin film of a self-assembling cylinder forming diblock copolymer as a template. These grids, supported on fused quartz wafers, function as transmission polarizers for visible and near-ultraviolet lights and are a thin design, compared to commercially available polarization prisms. Their polarization efficiency is measured to be near 50% in the visible. Quantitative comparison with a new theoretical analysis of such wire grids indicates that they should perform well into the far UV. This analysis also explains a reversal in polarization direction at short wavelengths which we observe in our specimens. This is an expanded version of a previous paper.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMicromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII
    Volume6462
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007
    EventMicromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: Jan 22 2007Jan 24 2007

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    OtherMicromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose, CA
    Period1/22/071/24/07

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    Nanowires
    nanowires
    grids
    Polarization
    aluminum
    Aluminum
    Fabrication
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    polarization
    wire
    Wire
    Prisms
    assembling
    polarizers
    ultraviolet radiation
    prisms
    Block copolymers
    Quartz
    periodic variations
    copolymers

    Keywords

    • Diblock copolymers
    • Nanowire grid
    • Polarizer
    • Self-assembly

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics

    Cite this

    Pelletier, V., Asakawa, K., Wu, M., Adamson, D. H., Register, R. A., & Chaikin, P. M. (2007). Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids: Fabrication and analysis. In Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII (Vol. 6462). [646217] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.698990

    Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids : Fabrication and analysis. / Pelletier, Vincent; Asakawa, Koji; Wu, Mingshaw; Adamson, Douglas H.; Register, Richard A.; Chaikin, Paul M.

    Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII. Vol. 6462 2007. 646217.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Pelletier, V, Asakawa, K, Wu, M, Adamson, DH, Register, RA & Chaikin, PM 2007, Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids: Fabrication and analysis. in Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII. vol. 6462, 646217, Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/22/07. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.698990
    Pelletier V, Asakawa K, Wu M, Adamson DH, Register RA, Chaikin PM. Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids: Fabrication and analysis. In Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII. Vol. 6462. 2007. 646217 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.698990
    Pelletier, Vincent ; Asakawa, Koji ; Wu, Mingshaw ; Adamson, Douglas H. ; Register, Richard A. ; Chaikin, Paul M. / Aluminum nanowire polarizing grids : Fabrication and analysis. Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics V and Microfabrication Process Technology XII. Vol. 6462 2007.
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