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Analysis of a wedge prism to perform small-angle beam deviation
Author(s): Dagmar Senderakova; Anton Strba
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Paper Abstract

The contribution is to present both the theoretical and experimental analysis of a wedge prism, which allows us to perform very small angle deviation of a passing beam in a simply way. No high precise steering element is necessary. The results of the theoretical analysis, i.e. the dependence of the propagation vector on the angle of incidence had been verified experimentally, using both Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a holographic grating. The results obtained have proved the advantage of the method proposed, which may be of great importance anywhere if small-angle deviation of propagation wave vector is needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498330
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Dagmar Senderakova, Comenius Univ. (Slovak Republic)
Anton Strba, Comenius Univ. (Slovak Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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