Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 141–150 | Cite as

Corrugation Profile for the Quasioptical Polarization Separator

  • E. V. Koposova
  • L.V. Lubyako

We consider and classify the regime of separation of two orthogonally polarized E and H waves by using a reflecting metal diffraction grating, which sends all the energy of an incident wave with one polarization to the specular order of diffraction, and that of an incident wave with the other polarization, to the (−1)st order of diffraction (in this case, the autocollimation regime is used). The conditions of existence of such a regime are studied in the simplest cases (generalization of the approach presented in [1, 2] to the case of a sinusoidal surface), along with the possibility to construct more complex (nonsinusoidal) corrugation profiles, for which the specified regime has certain advantages, e.g., a wider bandwidth. Examples of such profiles are presented. The studies are performed on the basis of numerical solution of the problem of diffraction of a plane electromagnetic wave by a perfectly conducting corrugated surface within the framework of the integral-equation method employing the authors’ computer visualization code.


Grazing Angle Plane Electromagnetic Wave Sinusoidal Surface Corrugation Depth Corrugation Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of SciencesNizhny NovgorodRussia

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