Abstract

Symmetrical three-layer thin-film combinations are described which eliminate the difference in phase shift on reflection, of the S and P components of light incident beyond the critical angle. These three-layer combinations have low Herpin equivalent indices, but high enough material indices so that the critical angle is not exceeded until the final interface. Phase compensation is achieved at greater angles of incidence than those which can be compensated by single-layer films.

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1959 (2)

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 244 (1959).

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 339 (1959).

1952 (1)

1950 (1)

1947 (1)

P. Leurgans and A. F. Turner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 983A (1947).

Berning, P. H.

P. H. Berning, in Physics of Thin Films, G. Hass, Ed. (Academic Press Inc., N. Y., 1963), Vol. I, p. 69–121.

Ivan Epstein, L.

Jenkins, F. A.

F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1957), p. 513.

Kard, P. G.

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 244 (1959).

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 339 (1959).

Leurgans, P.

P. Leurgans and A. F. Turner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 983A (1947).

Mahan, A. I.

Price, E. E.

Turner, A. F.

P. Leurgans and A. F. Turner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 983A (1947).

White, H. E.

F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1957), p. 513.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

Opt. Spectry. (USSR) (2)

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 244 (1959).

P. G. Kard, Opt. Spectry. (USSR) 6, 339 (1959).

Other (2)

P. H. Berning, in Physics of Thin Films, G. Hass, Ed. (Academic Press Inc., N. Y., 1963), Vol. I, p. 69–121.

F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1957), p. 513.

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Figures (6)

F. 1
F. 1

Diagrammatic sketch of three-layer phase-compensating film. For the case considered, θi = 54.7°, θP = 63.8°, θQ = 32.6°, ni = 1.517, nP = 1.38, and nQ = 2.3.

F. 2
F. 2

Phase shift on reflection of S(– – –) and P(——) polarizations from system of Fig. 1. Case where 2ΦPQ = 3/7.

F. 3
F. 3

Phase shift on reflection of S(– – –) and P(——) polarizations from system of Fig. 1. Case where 2ΦPQ = 14/1.

F. 4
F. 4

Phase shift on reflection of S(– – –) and P(——) polarizations from system of Fig. 1. Case where 2ΦPQ = 1/1.

F. 5
F. 5

Wavelength and angular dependence of phase difference between S and P polarizations. Conditions as in Fig. 2, 2ΦPQ = 3/7; 2ΦPQ = 228° for wavelength of 6328 Å. Angles of incidence are shown.

F. 6
F. 6

Reflection of plane polarized light from a phase-compensated corner cube.