OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1986
  • pp: 369–376

Wollaston prism with large split angle

Maria C. Simon  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 369-376 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.000369


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1019 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The image formation through a Wollaston prism with large split angle is studied. Formulas for the split angle, approximate calculations of aberrations, and ray tracings are used. The most important aberrations found are astigmatism and anamorphic distortion. Tilting the Wollaston with respect to the incident beam may reduce these aberrations, and if the orientation of the optical axis in the first element is varied it is possible to cancel one of the two aberrations for both images simultaneously, while the other one is substantially reduced. With an adequate adjustment of all the construction parameters the images become sharp enough to allow the use of large split angles (∼15°).

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986

Citation
Maria C. Simon, "Wollaston prism with large split angle," Appl. Opt. 25, 369-376 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-3-369


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. L. Bergmann, C. Schaefer, Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik, Tome 3, H. Gobrecht, Ed. (Walter Gruyter, New York, 1974).
  2. J. M. Beckers, “High-Resolution Measurements of Photosphere and Sunspot Velocity and Magnetic Fields Using a Narrow-Band Birefringent Filter,” Sol. Phys. 3, 258 (1968). [CrossRef]
  3. J. M. Simon, M. C. Simon, “Wollaston Prism as a Beam Splitter in Convergent Light,”Appl. Opt. 17, 3352 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. C. Simon, “Ray Tracing Formulas for Monoaxial Optical Components,” Appl. Opt. 22, 354 (1983). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Francon, “Isotropic and Anisotropic Media. Application of Anisotropic Materials to Interferometry,”in Advanced Optical Technique, A. C. S. van Heel, Ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1967).

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