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Fresnel rhomb and other devices for handling and teaching polarization: inexpensive design

Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a pair of 90-45-45 prisms from binoculars appropriately attached to serve as Fresnel rhomb, i.e. achromatic quarter-wave plate. One and two Dove prisms with metallic reflection instead of TIR can work as half-wave plate and polarization rotator, respectively; both achromatic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966320 (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208503
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B. Ya. Zeldovich, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
I. V. Ciapurin, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
H. V. Sarkissian, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
C. Tsai, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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