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Damage-resistant thin film plate polarizer
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Paper Abstract

A thin-film polarizer with a high polarization ratio for single laser wavelengths can be realized if a Fabry-Perot filter design is used.THe spectral width of the polarization region of the filter polarizer is smaller than that of the usual long-wave pass filter, but there are not the practical difficulties of depositing multilayer systems with a large number of layers having non-quarter-wave thicknesses. Experimental results of a HfO2/SiO2 Fabry-Perot filter polarizer at 355 nm are presented. The laser-induced damage thresholds of the polarizer are enhanced by minimizing E-field intensities and minimizing absorption.

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Date Published: 13 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2966, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996, (13 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274287
Show Author Affiliations
Uwe B. Schallenberg, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Norbert Kaiser, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2966:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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