We demonstrate a pair of 90-45-45 prisms from binoculars appropriately attached to serve as Fresnel rhomb, i.e. achromatic quarter-wave plate. One and two Dove prisms with metallic reflection instead of TIR can work as half-wave plate and polarization rotator, respectively; both achromatic.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
B. Zeldovich, I. V. Ciapurin, H. V. Sarkissian, and C. C. Tsai, "Fresnel rhomb and other devices for handling and teaching polarization: inexpensive design," in Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper EWE5.
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