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Negligible polarization aberrations of antireflection-coated paraxial optical systems
Author(s): Mostofa M. K. Howlader; Rasheed M. A. Azzam
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Paper Abstract

We show that antireflection-coated (ARC) optical systems with numerical apertures < 1 exhibit negligible polarization aberrations of the fourth and sixth order for the retardance and di-attenuation, respectively. Results for ARC high-index optics are presented as examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4481, Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452873
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Mostofa M. K. Howlader, Univ. of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)
Rasheed M. A. Azzam, Univ. of New Orleans (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4481:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin, Editor(s)

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