Thin-film structures which contain totally reflecting boundaries can be designed to produce nearly arbitrary phase retardations. Examples are given for quarterwave retarders that are either achromatic or cover an extended range of incidence angles.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1984
Published: October 15, 1984
Eberhard Spiller, "Totally reflecting thin-film phase retarders," Appl. Opt. 23, 3544-3549 (1984)