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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2852–2854

Off-axis behavior of an infrared meander-line waveplate

Jeffrey S. Tharp, Javier Alda, and Glenn D. Boreman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2852-2854 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002852


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Abstract

An infrared meander-line waveplate has been modeled and measured over the 8 to 12 μ m spectral band in terms of its differential phase delay, axial ratio of the output polarization ellipse, and power throughput for angles of incidence between 0 ° and 60 ° . The study has been performed for planes of incidence parallel and perpendicular to the meander-line axis. The main significance is that the phase delay remains almost unaffected by the angle of incidence. Infrared meander-line retarders can thus be used well beyond the paraxial range as in low-f/# optical systems and in non-normal-incidence applications.

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

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Citation
Jeffrey S. Tharp, Javier Alda, and Glenn D. Boreman, "Off-axis behavior of an infrared meander-line waveplate," Opt. Lett. 32, 2852-2854 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2852


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