22 February 2018 Achromatic devices in polarization optics
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Proceedings Volume 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV; 105281C (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290342
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Retarders or waveplates are tools for polarization modification in bulk optical systems. These devices usually have a strong wavelength dependence in their performance, making them suitable for use over a wavelength band on the order of a few percent of the center wavelength for which they are made. Display and tunable laser applications are examples that can require consistent polarization modification over a much broader wavelength range. We discuss new methods and designs for dramatically increasing range of performance and review older methods as well. We show examples of achievable performance using modern polymer and liquid crystal materials.
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Michael Kraemer, Tom Baur, "Achromatic devices in polarization optics", Proc. SPIE 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV, 105281C (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290342; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290342
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