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  • Vol. 61, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1604–1606

Single-Wavelength Thin-Film Polarizers

W. W. BUCHMAN, S. J. HOLMES, and F. J. WOODBERRY  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 12, pp. 1604-1606 (1971)

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The difference between the effective indexes of refraction at oblique incidence for s and p waves is used to find layer combinations that attenuate s components and pass p components. Matching is found for p components to provide high transmittance. The match is independent of the number of repetitions of the intermediate-layer combinations. Transmittance of the stack is determined theoretically and experimentally to show that such a layer can be used as a polarizer.

W. W. BUCHMAN, S. J. HOLMES, and F. J. WOODBERRY, "Single-Wavelength Thin-Film Polarizers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1604-1606 (1971)

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