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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1992
  • pp: 5022–5029

Birefringent filter with arbitrary orientation of the optic axis: an analysis of improved accuracy

Jürgen Mentel, Eberhard Schmidt, and Thomas Mavrudis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 5022-5029 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005022


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Abstract

The transmission characteristics of a birefringent quartz filter inserted under Brewster’s angle into a linear laser resonator is investigated theoretically and experimentally for arbitrary orientations of the optic axis. Exact expressions for filter curves of zero losses as functions of wavelength and orientation of the optic axis are given and confirmed by measurements. The Jones matrix of birefringent filter, which describes the propagation of plane waves through the filter with improved accuracy, is derived. Transmission curves are calculated, showing that the optimum selectivity strongly depends on the orientation of the optic axis. For a special filter the results are verified by measurements.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 1991
Published: August 20, 1992

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Jürgen Mentel, Eberhard Schmidt, and Thomas Mavrudis, "Birefringent filter with arbitrary orientation of the optic axis: an analysis of improved accuracy," Appl. Opt. 31, 5022-5029 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-24-5022


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