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Achromatic wave plates for the mid-infrared
Author(s): J. Donald Beasley; Philip D. Marlowe
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Paper Abstract

Achromatic wave plates are useful in various mid-IR applications, such as analyzing or controlling the spectrum available from CO2 and other lasers, and for the study of IR spectra from distant stars. Their production relies upon the technical skills of those who grow the required high quality crystals and upon those who fabricate the optical parts to the needed precision. Two materials are described - one useful for light in the spectral range of the visible through the near IR and another that functions well in mid-IR applications from 2.5 μm to 11.5 μm. Some limitations imposed by inherent material properties will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8364, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing X, 83640I (8 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919230
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J. Donald Beasley, Gooch & Housego LLC (United States)
Philip D. Marlowe, Gooch & Housego LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8364:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing X
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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