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

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 polarisation) with a sphere (lens surface) maintaining the orientation of refraction and reflection within the plane of polarisation. This effect is significant only looking at the lens laterally. Therefore, a lens acts as a lateral analyser when the polarisation 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 the incident linearly polarized light place, the lens acting as a waveguide for the light beam polarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92890E (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070746
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Lázaro J. Miranda Díaz, Ctr. de Aplicaciones Tecnologicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (Cuba)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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