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Insertion Losses Of A Tilted Plano Surface In A Convergent Beam
Author(s): David F. Edwards; Philip Baumeister
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Paper Abstract

The radiant transmittance of a tilted plano surface in a convergent conical beam of varying intensity depends upon the "local" angle of incidence and the projection of the plane-polarized flux onto the plane of incidence. For the surface at Brewster's angle and modest cone angles, the insertion loss for a plane-polarized beam can be as large as 10%, negating any advantage of the Brewster's angle window. Details of the calculations will be given and examples will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83, (7 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934749
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David F. Edwards, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Philip Baumeister, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0380:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83
Robert S. McDowell; Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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