Abstract

The design and manufacture of a multiple-reflection-type multilayer element is described that efficiently removes all wavelengths higher than 550 nm from the incident radiation and that at the same time acts as a polarizer in the 275–550-nm spectral transmission region.

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1982

1947

Akiyama, T.

Banning, M.

Carniglia, C. K.

Clarke, G.

Dobrowolski, J. A.

Howe, L.

Kikuchi, K.

Lichtenstein, T. L.

Lowdermilk, W. H.

MacNeille, S. M.

S. M. MacNeille, “Beam splitter,” U.S. patent2,403,731 (6July1946).

Matsumoto, A.

Milam, D.

Osborne, N.

Rainer, F.

Ranger, M.

Song, Y.

Sullivan, B. T.

Thelen, A.

A. Thelen, Design of Optical Interference Coatings (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988).

Tuttle Hart, T.

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Other

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Optical properties of films and coatings,” in Handbook of Optics, M. Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1995), pp. 42.1-107–42.1-108.

Interference reflection filter UV-R-250, 1967, Schott und Genossen, Geschäftsbereich Optik, Mainz, Germany.

A. Thelen, Design of Optical Interference Coatings (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988).

S. M. MacNeille, “Beam splitter,” U.S. patent2,403,731 (6July1946).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Four-reflection arrangements based on (a) 45° prisms and (b) plates.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated reflectance and throughput (T = R 4) for s- and p-polarized light and the refractive-index profiles of a, a 52-layer system composed of Sc2O3 and SiO2 layers; b, a 38-layer system of Ta2O3, SiO x N y , and SiO2 layers; c, a 43-layer system of SiO x N y and SiO2 layers; d, a 90-layer system of Al2O3 and SiO2 layers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic diagrams of preliminary measurement setups for a, a single coating upon a quartz plate at normal incidence of light; b, a single coating embedded between two quartz prisms; and c, determination of the correction factor for eight uncoated prisms in series with thin glycerine layers between prism surfaces.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Comparison of calculated and measured performances of a single coating of the type shown in Fig. 2c: a, deposited onto a quartz plate in air for normal incidence of light; b, c, embedded between two quartz prisms, with glycerin as a contact liquid, for light incident at 45° for s- and p-polarized light, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Transmittance for s- and p-polarized light of a train of eight uncoated quartz prisms arranged as in Fig. 3c.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Comparison of calculated and measured throughputs of an eight-prism device of the type shown in Fig. 1a for a, s- and b, p-polarized light.

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Table 1 Optical Constants of Coating Materials Used in the Four Multilayer Designs

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