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Optical thin films on polarization preserving cube corner retroreflectors
Author(s): Hakchu Lee
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Paper Abstract

Phase controlled optical thin films on solid cube corner retroreflectors have been shown to successfully maintain the polarization state of the incident light. This paper considers the theoretical basis for this effect when only two of the three total internal reflecting faces of the cube corner have coatings with zero phase retardation and when the incident light is monochromatic and S or P polarized. Such polarization preserving retroreflectors are highly useful and are integral components in advanced heterodyne displacement measuring interferometer systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7101, Advances in Optical Thin Films III, 710112 (25 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796659
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Hakchu Lee, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7101:
Advances in Optical Thin Films III
Norbert Kaiser; Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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