Micropolarizer fabricated from CaCO3 by anisotropic wet etching.

A micropolarizer is fabricated on a birefringent crystal, calcite, by anisotropic wet etching. This device consists of a v-groove grating on calcite, covered by an index-matching material. The grating is fabricated by acid wet etching. When its acid concentration and stirring speed are altered, the etching mechanism can be controlled within the surface… CONTINUE READING