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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1992
  • pp: 528–535

Theoretical study of birefringent filters as intracavity wavelength selectors

P. J. Valle and F. Moreno  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 528-535 (1992)

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A detailed theoretical study of the transmission function of birefringent filters using exact 4 × 4 matrix formalisms is presented. The Brewster-angle effect for the filters acting as intracavity wavelength selectors is also analyzed. Finally, the change in phase of the transmitted wave is calculated and the resonance condition of a cavity with a birefringent-type selector is obtained. The results are compared with those obtained from the usual Jones method.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 19, 1991
Published: February 1, 1992

P. J. Valle and F. Moreno, "Theoretical study of birefringent filters as intracavity wavelength selectors," Appl. Opt. 31, 528-535 (1992)

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