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Opt Express. 2005 Apr 4;13(7):2303-20.

Wire-grid diffraction gratings used as polarizing beam splitter for visible light and applied in liquid crystal on silicon.


The application of wire grid polarizers as efficient polarizing beam splitters for visible light is studied. The large differences between the transmissivity for different polarizations are explained qualitatively by using the theory of metallic wave guides. The results of rigorous calculations obtained by using the finite element method are compared with experiments for both classical and conical mount. Furthermore the application of wire-grid polarizers in liquid crystal on silicon display systems is considered.

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