DSpace
 

RRI Digital Repository >
05. Light and Matter Physics >
Research Papers (LAMP) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3416

Title: Broad-band superachromatic retarders
Authors: Hariharan, P.
Keywords: polarization
retarders
superachromatic
broad-band
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Citation: Measurement Science and Technology, 1998, Vol.9, p1678-1681
Abstract: A simple achromatic retarder made of two plates of different birefringent materials can only be used over a limited range of wavelengths. One way to overcome this limitation is by using a combination of three such achromatic retarders. However, such a combination has the drawback that the orientation of its principal axis varies with the wavelength. An alternative method that is free from this drawback is to use a combination of three plates of different birefringent materials. This paper shows how this method of achromatization can be extended and presents a systematic design procedure for a superachromatic retarder using four plates of different birefringent materials giving an almost constant retardation over a very wide wavelength range.
Description: Restricted Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3416
ISSN: E-ISSN(s): 1361-6501
P-ISSN(s): 0957-0233
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/9/10/006
Copyright: 1998 Institute of Physics
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (LAMP)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
1998 MeasSciT V9 p1678.pdfRestricted Access72.24 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

    RRI Library DSpace