A design procedure is developed which yields layer combinations having a polarization independent effective index of refraction. A method of transforming massive media to nonpolarizing effective massive media is shown. These two design techniques are then applied to the problem of making polarization independent metal–dielectric–metal interference filters and polarization independent beam splitters.
© 1970 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 11, 1909
Published: April 1, 1970
V. R. Costich, "Reduction of Polarization Effects in Interference Coatings," Appl. Opt. 9, 866-870 (1970)