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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2716–2718

Achromatic polarization retarder realized with slowly varying linear and circular birefringence

Andon A. Rangelov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2716-2718 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002716


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Abstract

Using the phenomena of linear and circular birefringence, we propose a device that can alter general elliptical polarization of a beam by a predetermined amount, thereby allowing conversion between linearly polarized light and circularly polarized light or changes to the handedness of the polarization. Based on an analogy with two-state adiabatic following of quantum optics, the proposed device is insensitive to the frequency of the light—it serves as an achromatic polarization retarder.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Andon A. Rangelov, "Achromatic polarization retarder realized with slowly varying linear and circular birefringence," Opt. Lett. 36, 2716-2718 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2716

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