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Set of two 45 - 90 - 45 prisms equivalent to the Fresnel rhomb
Author(s): Murty V. Mantravadi; Ram Prakash Shukla; K. V.S.R. Apparao
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Paper Abstract

The Fresnel rhomb is used for the production 0of 0cirularly polarized light. In this paper, we propose a set of two 45 -90 -45 prisms which is equivalent to the Fresnel rhomb. The analysis of polarization properties of such a set of prisms was done and it was found that fo orginary experiments on polarizatin, it may satisfactory to use two 45 -90- 45 prisms for producing the circularly polarized light. It is not necessary to fabricate a special prism i.e. the Fresnel rhomb with special angles. If the faces of the prisms are coated with antireflection coatings, a high degree of circularly polarized light is obtained. The polarization calculations were done and verified by experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1332, Optical Testing and Metrology III: Recent Advances in Industrial Optical Inspection, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.51049
Show Author Affiliations
Murty V. Mantravadi, Northrop Corp. (United States)
Ram Prakash Shukla, Bhabha Atomic Research Ctr. (United States)
K. V.S.R. Apparao, Bhabha Atomic Research Ctr. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1332:
Optical Testing and Metrology III: Recent Advances in Industrial Optical Inspection
Chander Prakash Grover, Editor(s)

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