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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1965
  • pp: 1005–1010

A Method for Measuring Polarization in the Vacuum Ultraviolet

K. Rabinovitch, L. R. Canfield, and R. P. Madden  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 1005-1010 (1965)

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A simple experimental method for determining the degree of plane polarization of a far ultraviolet monochromator was developed and tested. This determination requires only a measurement of the reflectance at 45° angle of incidence with two or more orientations of the reflector about the optic axis. This procedure works at all wavelengths without requiring a detailed knowledge of the optical constants of the reflector material. The degree of plane polarization has been determined for a 0.5-m Seya-Namioka monochromator. The polarization has been found to depend strongly on wavelength and on both the grating and the grating overcoating.

© 1965 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 22, 1965
Published: August 1, 1965

K. Rabinovitch, L. R. Canfield, and R. P. Madden, "A Method for Measuring Polarization in the Vacuum Ultraviolet," Appl. Opt. 4, 1005-1010 (1965)

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