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Optical Engineering

Polarization effects in Young systems
Author(s): Joseph M. Geary; Burton D. O'Neil
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Paper Abstract

Performance degradations due to polarization mismatch between subapertures of an optical array (Young system) are explored. Two tools are utilized: The first is a mathematical model for a linear array of N subapertures. The second makes use of a wavefront propagation code. The former aids our understanding of polarization mismatch on the interference pattern, and the latter ties in the diffraction envelope along with 2-D array behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(2) doi: 10.1117/12.55570
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 2
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Burton D. O'Neil, Logicon R&D Associates (United States)


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