5 years ago

Polarization-state-dependent attenuation and amplification in a columnar thin film.

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay

We numerically investigated the plane-wave reflection-transmission characteristics of a columnar thin film (CTF) whose columns are made from a dissipative material but whose void regions are filled with an active material. By computing the reflectances and transmittances, we found that the CTF can simultaneously amplify $s$-polarized incident light and attenuate $p$-polarized incident light, or vice versa. This polarization-state-dependent attenuation and amplification phenomenon depends upon the angle of incidence and the thickness of the CTF.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05463

DOI: arXiv:1711.05463v1

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