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Analysis of the polarization of waves under inhibited reflection conditions: extraordinary incidence
Author(s): Claudia E. Vanney; Maria C. Simon
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Paper Abstract

When a light beam is incident on an interface uniaxial crystal-isotropic medium, unlike isotropic interfaces, a double reflection takes place. If the incident wave is extraordinary, the propagation velocity of the four intervening waves are different originating greater asymmetries than those appearing when the incident wave is ordinary. If, additionally, the light beam is incident under conditions of inhibited reflection, the analysis of the polarization of the waves present is of interest since the ordinary reflected wave is evanescent and the polarization of the refracted wave is elliptical. In this article the attenuation undergone by the ordinary reflected wave when it withdraws form the interface is how; the eccentricity and the direction of the large axis of the polarization ellipse of the refracted wave is calculated; and its dependance on the incidence angle and on the orientation of the optical axis of the crystal is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4419, 4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (14 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437099
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Claudia E. Vanney, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Maria C. Simon, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4419:
4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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