Fabrication and characterization of a large-area metal nano-grid wave plate

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, P. Grahn, M. Kaivola

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We introduce a fast and cost-effective technique to fabricate large-area periodically nanopatterned metal samples and apply this technique to create reflective nano-grid wave plates for optical wavelengths. The technique makes use of azo-polymer-based interference lithography and a special imprint method that enables creating large-area metal nanopatterns with high vertical walls. We fabricate and experimentally test a gold nano-grid wave plate that operates as reflective λ/4-plate for λ = 604 nm and λ/2-plate for λ = 997 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033111
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Azo-polymer
  • Lithography
  • Wave plate

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