The reflection and transmittance of s- and p-polarized lights should be treated separately at nonzero angle incidence. By choosing two special film materials whose refractive indices meet the Brewster condition in a given incident angle, the reflection of p-polarized light can be eliminated. When the two materials are fabricated into multilayer stacks, the reflection of s-polarized light can be largely increased while the reflection of p-polarized light keeps low. According to this principle, a film polarizer with bandwidth of 198 nm or even more is designed.
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Xiaoyong Fu, Kui Yi, Jianda Shao, and Zhengxiu Fan, "Wideband film polarizer design," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 544-546 (2008)