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Brewster's angle thin film plate polarizer design study from an electric field perspective
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Paper Abstract

The electric field magnitude and profile influence the laser-induced damage threshold and morphology of a multilayer coating. Through the use of non-quarter-wave layer pairs in high reflector designs, the electric field peaks are shifted into the low index layers thus reducing the electric fields in the high index layers and interfaces. Similarly the electric field profile in a polarizer can be optimized for low electric fields within the high index layers and film interfaces by proper design selection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3738, Advances in Optical Interference Coatings, (7 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360098
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Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3738:
Advances in Optical Interference Coatings
Claude Amra; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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