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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2013
  • pp: 7081–7082

Optimal achromatic wave retarders using two birefringent wave plates: reply

Jose Luis Vilas, Luis Miguel Sanchez-Brea, and Eusebio Bernabeu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 29, pp. 7081-7082 (2013)

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This reply attempts to cast some more light on the achromatic systems composed by wave plates, in particular to the calculus of the overall retardation and the use of the Jones matrix equivalence theorem. An equivalent expression for the overall retardation of the system in terms of the trace is also given.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Jose Luis Vilas, Luis Miguel Sanchez-Brea, and Eusebio Bernabeu, "Optimal achromatic wave retarders using two birefringent wave plates: reply," Appl. Opt. 52, 7081-7082 (2013)

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