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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 265–269

Highly efficient broadband conversion of light polarization by composite retarders

Svetoslav S. Ivanov, Andon A. Rangelov, Nikolay V. Vitanov, Thorsten Peters, and Thomas Halfmann  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 265-269 (2012)

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Driving on an analogy with the technique of composite pulses in quantum physics, we propose highly efficient broadband polarization converters composed of sequences of ordinary retarders rotated at specific angles with respect to their fast-polarization axes.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: February 14, 2012

Svetoslav S. Ivanov, Andon A. Rangelov, Nikolay V. Vitanov, Thorsten Peters, and Thomas Halfmann, "Highly efficient broadband conversion of light polarization by composite retarders," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 265-269 (2012)

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