Abstract

We describe a nonpolarizing filter design at oblique incidence and a polarizing filter design at normal incidence that use a uniaxially anisotropic layer. The phase thicknesses and the optical admittances of the layers are compensated for by the birefringent properties of a thin film at oblique incidence. This concept can be applied to the design of nonpolarizing bandpass and edge filters at oblique incidence and of polarizing beam splitters at normal incidence. Besides, the dependence of narrow-bandpass filters on normal incidence is discussed.

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1997 (1)

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Numerical methods for optical thin films,” Opt. Photon. News 8(6), 24–33 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

1989 (1)

M. Zukic, K. H. Guenther, “Design of non-polarizing beam splitters with dielectric multilayer coatings,” Opt. Eng. 28, 165–171 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

1982 (1)

1981 (1)

1980 (1)

1979 (1)

K. Nosu, H. Ishio, K. Hashimoto, “Multireflection optical muti/demultiplexer using interference filters,” Electron. Lett. 15, 414–415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

1970 (1)

1966 (1)

1952 (1)

Ciosek, J.

J. Ciosek, “Non-polarizing beam-splitter inside a glass cube,” in Gradient Index Optics in Science and Engineering, M. Pluta, ed., Proc. SPIE2943, 179–183 (1996).

Costich, V. R.

Dobrowolski, J. A.

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Numerical methods for optical thin films,” Opt. Photon. News 8(6), 24–33 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Epstein, L.

Gilo, M.

Guenther, K. H.

M. Zukic, K. H. Guenther, “Design of non-polarizing beam splitters with dielectric multilayer coatings,” Opt. Eng. 28, 165–171 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hashimoto, K.

K. Nosu, H. Ishio, K. Hashimoto, “Multireflection optical muti/demultiplexer using interference filters,” Electron. Lett. 15, 414–415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Houserkova, H.

Ishio, H.

K. Nosu, H. Ishio, K. Hashimoto, “Multireflection optical muti/demultiplexer using interference filters,” Electron. Lett. 15, 414–415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Knittl, Z.

Nosu, K.

K. Nosu, H. Ishio, K. Hashimoto, “Multireflection optical muti/demultiplexer using interference filters,” Electron. Lett. 15, 414–415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Thelen, A.

Zukic, M.

M. Zukic, K. H. Guenther, “Design of non-polarizing beam splitters with dielectric multilayer coatings,” Opt. Eng. 28, 165–171 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (5)

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Nosu, H. Ishio, K. Hashimoto, “Multireflection optical muti/demultiplexer using interference filters,” Electron. Lett. 15, 414–415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (4)

Opt. Eng. (1)

M. Zukic, K. H. Guenther, “Design of non-polarizing beam splitters with dielectric multilayer coatings,” Opt. Eng. 28, 165–171 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Photon. News (1)

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Numerical methods for optical thin films,” Opt. Photon. News 8(6), 24–33 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. Ciosek, “Non-polarizing beam-splitter inside a glass cube,” in Gradient Index Optics in Science and Engineering, M. Pluta, ed., Proc. SPIE2943, 179–183 (1996).

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