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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1996
  • pp: 2910–2912

Folded-beam design for a Martin–Puplett interferometer with substrate polarizers

Donald E. Jennings  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2910-2912 (1996)

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A polarizing interferometer requires a rotation of 45° between the input polarizer and beam-splitter polarizer. If substrate polarizers are used, however, the p polarization should be transmitted at both polarizers for highest efficiency. An out-of-plane configuration is presented that satisfies both criteria.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 27, 1995
Published: June 1, 1996

Donald E. Jennings, "Folded-beam design for a Martin–Puplett interferometer with substrate polarizers," Appl. Opt. 35, 2910-2912 (1996)

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