We combine interferometric lithography and inductively coupled plasma etching to fabricate GaAs subwavelength grating (SWG) which mimics the moth eye structures. Through the modification of morphology parameters, including profile, height and packing fraction, tapered, high-aspect-ratio and closely-packed GaAs SWGs are obtained. The measurement of spectral reflectance of the fabricated SWGs shows that reflection has been dramatically reduced compared to the polished GaAs surface. Particularly, the optimized SWG structures exhibit an average reflection below 5% in the wavelengths ranging from 350 to 900 nm. Furthermore, the angular-independent property is demonstrated by measuring the reflectance versus varying angles of incidence at 532 and 632.8 nm wavelengths. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.