Abstract

A new type of thin-film polarizing beam splitter based on the frustrated-total-reflection effect is described. The device may be designed to transmit either p or s linearly polarized light. A polarization ratio on the order of 1000:1 is expected.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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  1. S. MacNeille, U.S. Patent2,403, 731 (1976).
  2. P. Baumeister, Appl. Opt. 6, 897 (1967).
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  3. L. Bergstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 24A (1971).
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  4. L. Bergstein, J. DiSabato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 25A (1971).
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  5. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, London, 1975), 5th ed., p. 50.
  6. G. L. Matthaei, L. Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave Filters, Impedance-Matching Networks and Coupling Structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964), Chap. 6.
  7. Reference 6, p. 286.

1971 (2)

L. Bergstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 24A (1971).
[CrossRef]

L. Bergstein, J. DiSabato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 25A (1971).
[CrossRef]

1967 (1)

Baumeister, P.

Bergstein, L.

L. Bergstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 24A (1971).
[CrossRef]

L. Bergstein, J. DiSabato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 25A (1971).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, London, 1975), 5th ed., p. 50.

DiSabato, J.

L. Bergstein, J. DiSabato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 25A (1971).
[CrossRef]

Jones, E. M. T.

G. L. Matthaei, L. Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave Filters, Impedance-Matching Networks and Coupling Structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964), Chap. 6.

MacNeille, S.

S. MacNeille, U.S. Patent2,403, 731 (1976).

Matthaei, G. L.

G. L. Matthaei, L. Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave Filters, Impedance-Matching Networks and Coupling Structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964), Chap. 6.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, London, 1975), 5th ed., p. 50.

Young, L.

G. L. Matthaei, L. Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave Filters, Impedance-Matching Networks and Coupling Structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964), Chap. 6.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

L. Bergstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 24A (1971).
[CrossRef]

L. Bergstein, J. DiSabato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 25A (1971).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, London, 1975), 5th ed., p. 50.

G. L. Matthaei, L. Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave Filters, Impedance-Matching Networks and Coupling Structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964), Chap. 6.

Reference 6, p. 286.

S. MacNeille, U.S. Patent2,403, 731 (1976).

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

FTR polarizing beam splitter. Multilayer stack is coated onto hypotenuse of small prism labeled C.

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Fig. 2

Resonance condition for an FTR cavity.

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Fig. 3

The computed spectral transmittance for p and s linearly polarized flux for Design A (solid) and Design B (dashed) in Table 1.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Design of Infrared Polarizers that Reflect s (Design A) and p (Design B)a

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θ max = sin - 1 ( n 2 1 + n 2 ) .
h = ( 2 π - ϕ a - ϕ b ) λ 0 4 π n h cos θ h ,

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