Reflection polarizers and analyzers for the extreme uv spectral region are discussed. The conditions for optimum polarization are presented, and the polarization characteristics of a number of metal coatings, including gold and some of the platinum metals, are given. The performance of three- and four-mirror polarizers, using these metal coatings, is discussed. The properties required of a polarization analyzer are presented, and the performance of single and three- and four-reflection analyzers are discussed in terms of the optical properties of coating materials that might be useful for analyzers.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 26, 1977
Published: April 15, 1978
W. R. Hunter, "Design criteria for reflection polarizers and analyzers in the vacuum ultraviolet," Appl. Opt. 17, 1259-1270 (1978)