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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1959
  • pp: 379–380

Infrared Polarizer

N. J. HARRICK  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 379-380 (1959)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.49.000379


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Abstract

An infrared polarizer is described utilizing the difference in the reflection coefficients for the parallel and perpendicular components of polarization at the principal angle for a germanium-mercury interface. Because of the high degree of polarization observed, two reflections are considered sufficient for most purposes. Such a polarizer should be useful for the wavelength range of two microns to two-tenths of a millimeter; this range could be varied somewhat by choosing other dielectrics.

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N. J. HARRICK, "Infrared Polarizer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49, 379-380 (1959)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-49-4-379

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