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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5043–5051

Achromatic Savart polariscope: choice of materials

Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Qiwei Li, Lin Zhang, Yutong Wei, and Qingying Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5043-5051 (2014)

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This paper presents the achromatization of Savart Polariscope to decrease the lateral-shear dispersion in the lateral displacement. The achromatic Savart Polariscope can be made from two different birefringent crystal materials. The achromatic model for the choices of material is presented. The achievements and performances of different achromatic Savart Polariscopes are demonstrated with numerical simulations and ray tracing program. The chromatic variation in lateral displacement can be reduced by an order of magnitude across the spectral range 0.4μm to 0.9μm.

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OCIS Codes
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Qiwei Li, Lin Zhang, Yutong Wei, and Qingying Chen, "Achromatic Savart polariscope: choice of materials," Opt. Express 22, 5043-5051 (2014)

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