Abstract

Beam transmission characteristics of a collinear prismatic polarization rotator are given. It is found that a TM00 laser beam is transmitted with good fidelity at an efficiency of 94.7%.

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  1. F. J. Duarte, “Optical device for rotating the polarization of a light beam,” U.S. patent4,822,150 (18April1989).
  2. F. J. Duarte, “Technology of pulsed dye lasers,” in Dye Laser Principles, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, New York, 1990), pp. 239–285.
  3. J. M. Bennett, H. E. Bennett, “Polarization,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), pp. 10-1–10-164.

Bennett, H. E.

J. M. Bennett, H. E. Bennett, “Polarization,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), pp. 10-1–10-164.

Bennett, J. M.

J. M. Bennett, H. E. Bennett, “Polarization,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), pp. 10-1–10-164.

Duarte, F. J.

F. J. Duarte, “Optical device for rotating the polarization of a light beam,” U.S. patent4,822,150 (18April1989).

F. J. Duarte, “Technology of pulsed dye lasers,” in Dye Laser Principles, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, New York, 1990), pp. 239–285.

Other

F. J. Duarte, “Optical device for rotating the polarization of a light beam,” U.S. patent4,822,150 (18April1989).

F. J. Duarte, “Technology of pulsed dye lasers,” in Dye Laser Principles, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, New York, 1990), pp. 239–285.

J. M. Bennett, H. E. Bennett, “Polarization,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978), pp. 10-1–10-164.

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

Collinear prismatic polarization rotator.

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Fig. 2

Perspective of the components that integrate the collinear prismatic polarization rotator.

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Fig. 3

(a) Profile of p-polarization TM00 beam following propagation in free space and (b) beam profile following polarization rotation by the prismatic collinear rotator. The horizontal axis provides the pixel number, and each photodiode has a 25-μm width.

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L m = 1 - ( 1 - L ) m ,

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