OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1975
  • pp: 229–237

Improvement of Birefringent Filters. 2:Achromatic Waveplates

Alan M. Title  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 229-237 (1975)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (997 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



By use of Jones’ matrix techniques, nine-element achromatic waveplates are developed. These combination plates are achromatic to within 1° throughout the visible (3,500–10,000 Å). In addition, a two-section general retarder rotator is demonstrated. The retardation of the combination is twice the complement of the angle between the halves, while the rotation is equal to the angle between the halves. For a 90° retardation, the dual five-element combination is also achromatic to within 1° throughout the visible.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 25, 1974
Published: January 1, 1975

Alan M. Title, "Improvement of Birefringent Filters. 2:Achromatic Waveplates," Appl. Opt. 14, 229-237 (1975)

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited