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Low And Non-Polarizing Dielectric Multilayer Coatings For Beamsplitters
Author(s): Muamer Zukic; Karl H. Guenther
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric multilayer stacks consisting of repeated pairs of high and low index quarter-wave layers are often used for beamsplitters. At oblique angles of incidence, such coatings typically have a fairly high polarization ratio, i.e., different reflectance, transmittance and phase for the two orthogonal polarization planes s and p. We use a special refining computer program based on a damped least squares optimization technique to achieve very low polarization ratios with all-dielectric beamsplitter coatings. The average intensity varia-tion is less than 0.5 % in the wavelength interval from 500 nm - 600 nm for all given design examples, for angles of incidence from 40 to 60o.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944313
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Muamer Zukic, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Karl H. Guenther, The University of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0891:
Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems
Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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