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Ray-tracing analysis of uniaxial birefringent optical components
Author(s): Pawel Wierzba
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Paper Abstract

A polarization ray tracing algorithm which calculates intensities of rays propagating in uniaxial birefringent media is presented. Calculations in this algorithm are performed on vectors in the global coordinate system, obviating the need for frequent conversions between global and local coordinate systems. For the first time, to the best of author's knowledge, a full ray tracing analysis of a Wollaston prism is presented as a calculation example.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5956, Integrated Optics: Theory and Applications, 59560N (30 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622220
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Pawel Wierzba, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5956:
Integrated Optics: Theory and Applications
Tadeusz Pustelny; Paul V. Lambeck; Christophe Gorecki, Editor(s)

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