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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2431–2437

Minimum deviation angle in uniaxial prisms

M. Avendaño-Alejo, Ivan Moreno, and Orestes Stavroudis  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 2431-2437 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.002431


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Abstract

Dispersion in a uniaxial prism provides an example of the application of the law of refraction for a uniaxial crystal. Formulas for the minimum deviation angle for the extraordinary ray are given when the crystal axis lies in the plane of incidence. Three particular cases for the crystal axis position are presented and are shown to have a behavior similar to that of an ordinary prism.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007

Citation
M. Avendaño-Alejo, Ivan Moreno, and Orestes Stavroudis, "Minimum deviation angle in uniaxial prisms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2431-2437 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-8-2431


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