Quarter-wave and half-wave retarders with near complete transmission for both polarizations have been achieved using frustrated total internal reflection by an embedded centro-symmetric multilayer stack. The angular, spectral, and film-thickness sensitivities are considered.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
S. R. Perla and R. M. Azzam, " Embedded Centro-Symmetric Multilayer Stacks as Complete-Transmission Quarter-Wave and Half-Wave Retarders Under Conditions of Frustrated Total Internal Reflection," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper TuC4.
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