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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1218–1222

Phase retarders with variable angles of total internal reflection

N. N. Nagib and M. S. El-Bahrawy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 1218-1222 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.001218


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Abstract

Results for three λ/4 phase retarders are reported. One of them is achromatic to within ±0.06° of 90° in the visible region. It is shown that, under certain conditions, oblique incidence on the entrance face of total internal reflection phase retarders can greatly improve the achromaticity.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 1992
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 1993
Published: March 1, 1994

Citation
N. N. Nagib and M. S. El-Bahrawy, "Phase retarders with variable angles of total internal reflection," Appl. Opt. 33, 1218-1222 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-7-1218


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