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)