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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 106–112

Characterization of symmetric, absorbing 50–50 beam splitters

J. J. Monzón and L. L. Sánchez-Soto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 106-112 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.000106


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Abstract

The equality of the transmitted and reflected irradiances by a symmetric, absorbing beam splitter consisting of three media is considered. The condition of minimum absorptance and the phase difference between the transmitted and reflected fields are studied as well.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

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J. J. Monzón and L. L. Sánchez-Soto, "Characterization of symmetric, absorbing 50–50 beam splitters," Appl. Opt. 35, 106-112 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-1-106


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