11 December 1992 Waveplates from stretched glass
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Abstract
The properties of zero-order retardation plates fabricated from mechanically stretched phase- separated glass are presented and discussed. The dissolved stretched phase is silver halide. The values of the birefringence as a result of the elongated silver halide phase are studied as a function of the average particle aspect ratio and wavelength. The (lambda) /4 and (lambda) /2 thicknesses required for the wavelength interval 633 - 1520 nm were 0.5 - 3.0 mm. Advantages in the use of these glass waveplates in devices such as circular polarizers are discussed.
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Nicholas F. Borrelli, Claude L. Davis, "Waveplates from stretched glass", Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138807; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138807
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