1 November 1991 Polarizing optics for the soft x-ray regime: whispering-gallery mirrors and multilayer beamsplitters
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Two short-wavelength optical components are described. The first, the whispering-gallery mirror, uses many glancing-incidence reflections to deflect a beam through a large net angle. Because the Fresnel coefficient for each reflection depends upon the state of polarization, the whispering-gallery mirror can act both as a polarizer and as a birefringent element. The second, the multilayer polarizing beamsplitter, is a Brewster-angle reflector thin enough to allow partial transmission of the incident beam. Its behavior can be surprising; in some cases the same polarization mode is preferred on both reflection and transmission.
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John Paul Braud, John Paul Braud, } "Polarizing optics for the soft x-ray regime: whispering-gallery mirrors and multilayer beamsplitters", Proc. SPIE 1548, Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50574; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50574
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