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Single Material Achromatic Half-Wave Plate Design
Author(s): N. W. F. Stephens
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Paper Abstract

A simple effective achromatic half wave plate has been designed at Spectron by computer analysis of birefringent networks based on Poincare sphere representation. By observing some simple rules and applying selection criteria based on rotational properties of half wave plates, some potentially successful plate configurations have been identified. The most promising of these, a three plate combination, has been chosen for manufacture and is now available from the Spectron product range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934387
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N. W. F. Stephens, Spectron Optical Holdings Limited (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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