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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2008
  • pp: 2619–2622

Designs of infrared nonpolarizing beam splitters with a Ag layer in a glass cube

Jin Hui Shi and Zheng Ping Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 14, pp. 2619-2622 (2008)

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A novel design of a nonpolarizing beam splitter with a Ag layer in a cube was proposed and optimized, based on the needle optimization. The digital simulations of the reflectance and reflection-induced retardance were presented. The simulation results showed that both the amplitude and the phase characteristics of the nonpolarizing beam splitter could realize the design targets. The difference between the simulated and the target reflectance of 50% is less than 0.4% and the simulated and the reflection- induced retardance is less than 0.62 ° in the 1260 1360 nm range for both p and s components.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2008
Published: May 2, 2008

Jin Hui Shi and Zheng Ping Wang, "Designs of infrared nonpolarizing beam splitters with a Ag layer in a glass cube," Appl. Opt. 47, 2619-2622 (2008)

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