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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1720–1726

Achromatic optical compensator–modulator

I. Filinski and Torben Skettrup  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1720-1726 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001720


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Abstract

An optical compensator is described which is achromatized in a broad spectral range. It consists of two pairs of birefringent plates of different materials under oblique incidence rotated around the normal to the plates. The phase shift is achromatized by adjusting the plate thicknesses. An electrooptic modulator based on this design is also described. Instead of mechanically rotating the system to introduce phase shifts the optic axis is rotated by applying an electric field.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1988
Published: May 1, 1989

Citation
I. Filinski and Torben Skettrup, "Achromatic optical compensator–modulator," Appl. Opt. 28, 1720-1726 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-9-1720


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References

  1. W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, Eds., Handbook of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), p. 10–234.
  2. Ref. 1, p. 10–115.
  3. W. Shurcliff, S. Ballard, Polarized Light (Van Nostrand, New York, 1964).

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