1 January 1991 Set of two 45 - 90 - 45 prisms equivalent to the Fresnel rhomb
Author Affiliations +
The Fresnel rhomb is used for the production 0of 0cirularly polarized light. In this paper, we propose a set of two 45 -90 -45 prisms which is equivalent to the Fresnel rhomb. The analysis of polarization properties of such a set of prisms was done and it was found that fo orginary experiments on polarizatin, it may satisfactory to use two 45 -90- 45 prisms for producing the circularly polarized light. It is not necessary to fabricate a special prism i.e. the Fresnel rhomb with special angles. If the faces of the prisms are coated with antireflection coatings, a high degree of circularly polarized light is obtained. The polarization calculations were done and verified by experiment.
© (1991) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Murty V. Mantravadi, Murty V. Mantravadi, Ram Prakash Shukla, Ram Prakash Shukla, K. V.S.R. Apparao, K. V.S.R. Apparao, } "Set of two 45 - 90 - 45 prisms equivalent to the Fresnel rhomb", Proc. SPIE 1332, Optical Testing and Metrology III: Recent Advances in Industrial Optical Inspection, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.51049; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51049

Back to Top