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Refraction holodiagrams with birefringent elements
Author(s): Karin V. Gottschalk; Hector Jorge Rabal; Maria C. Simon
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Paper Abstract

Holodiagrams developed by Abramson and known as tools that permit the analysis of the geometrical aspects related to different optical phenomena are here extended using them when the elements that change the direction of light propagation are refractive and are composed by both isotropic and birefringent materials. Given the role of the optical axis in birefringent materials, the constructed holodiagrams consider the case when it is in the direction joining the two foci (source and point of observation). The curves obtained, representing the loci of constant optical path have a complicated shape that differs from the already known for isotropic materials. The total reflection phenomenon in the interface between such materials is also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591759
Show Author Affiliations
Karin V. Gottschalk, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Hector Jorge Rabal, CONICET (Argentina)
Ctr. de Investigaciones Opticas (Argentina)
Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Maria C. Simon, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
CONICET (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5622:
5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Aristides Marcano O.; Jose Luis Paz, Editor(s)

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