Aerogel waveplates

Pradeep Bhupathi, Jungseek Hwang, Rodica M. Martin, Jackson Blankstein, Lukas Jaworski, Norbert Mulders, David B. Tanner, Yoonseok Lee

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Abstract

Optical transmission measurements were made on 98% porosity silica aerogel samples under various degrees of uniaxial strain. Uniaxially compressed aerogels exhibit large birefringence, proportional to the amount of compression, up to the 15% strain studied. The birefringence is mostly reversible and reproducible through multiple compression-decompression cycles. Our study demonstrates that uniaxially strained high porosity aerogels can be used as tunable waveplates in a broad spectral range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10599-10605
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jun 2009

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Bhupathi, P., Hwang, J., Martin, R. M., Blankstein, J., Jaworski, L., Mulders, N., ... Lee, Y. (2009). Aerogel waveplates. Optics Express, 17(13), 10599-10605. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010599
Bhupathi, Pradeep ; Hwang, Jungseek ; Martin, Rodica M. ; Blankstein, Jackson ; Jaworski, Lukas ; Mulders, Norbert ; Tanner, David B. ; Lee, Yoonseok. / Aerogel waveplates. In: Optics Express. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 13. pp. 10599-10605.
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Aerogel waveplates. / Bhupathi, Pradeep; Hwang, Jungseek; Martin, Rodica M.; Blankstein, Jackson; Jaworski, Lukas; Mulders, Norbert; Tanner, David B.; Lee, Yoonseok.

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Bhupathi P, Hwang J, Martin RM, Blankstein J, Jaworski L, Mulders N et al. Aerogel waveplates. Optics Express. 2009 Jun 22;17(13):10599-10605. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010599