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Top lateral refraction and reflection of polarized light in lenses, coplanar lens system: applications
Author(s): Lázaro J. Miranda Díaz; Manuel Filipe Costa
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Paper Abstract

When linearly polarized light impinging on a lens, it will reflect and refract along the lines curves resulting from the interception of a plane (plane of polarization) with a sphere (lens surface) maintaining the orientation of refraction and reflection within the plane of polarization. This effect is significant only looking at the lens laterally. Therefore, a lens acts as a lateral analyzer when the polarization plane of polarized light incident on the lens is rotated. Following this principle that in the spherical surface of a lens fit n circles of radius r, where n is inversely proportional to r, and each circle is a lens itself. Then if a beam of light is shined in one of these areas, the phenomenon is expressed lateral side and diametrically opposite to where the incident linearly polarized light, the lens acting as a waveguide for the light beam polarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87859Z (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027675
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Lázaro J. Miranda Díaz, Ctr. de Aplicaciones Tecnologicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (Cuba)
Manuel Filipe Costa, Univ. do Minho (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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