Abstract

The wide angle light intensity modulation characteristics of a polarizer–crystal–polarizer window are presented for linear electrooptic (Pockels effect) crystals of cubic symmetry class 4¯3m. Polarizer effects and crystal effects both contribute to a nonuniform intensity distribution over wide angle fields of view. Examples are plotted for normal and oblique viewing and for crossed and parallel polarizers. In general, the transmitted intensity does not vary excessively and is more a function of the polarizers than the crystal.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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