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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1244–1250

Design and manufacture of all-dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitters

Jerzy Ciosek, J. A. Dobrowolski, Glenn A. Clarke, and George Laframboise  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1244-1250 (1999)

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Past research on all-dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitters is reviewed. It is shown that, for a 50-nm spectral region, it is possible to design and manufacture a two-material nonpolarizing plate beam splitter for use at an angle of 45° (with a measured rms reflectance of 0.50 ± 0.01 for both s- and p-polarized incident light).

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 1998
Published: March 1, 1999

Jerzy Ciosek, J. A. Dobrowolski, Glenn A. Clarke, and George Laframboise, "Design and manufacture of all-dielectric nonpolarizing beam splitters," Appl. Opt. 38, 1244-1250 (1999)

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