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How an optical coating alters the path of a ray
Author(s): Philip Werner Baumeister
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Paper Abstract

In numerous instances a ray propagating through an optical system penetrates a multilayer coating such a bandpass filter, polarizer, beamdivider or antireflection coating. The additional retardance that the coating adds to that ray is, to a first approximation, the optical thickness of the multilayer. Several examples are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1270, Optical Thin Films and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20382
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Philip Werner Baumeister, Coherent, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1270:
Optical Thin Films and Applications
Reinhard Herrmann, Editor(s)

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