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Super-Achromatic Quarter-Wave Phase Retarder for Visible, Near Infrared, and Short Wave Infrared Region Applications
N. Mukhopadhyay, A. Saha,
Published in Pleiades journals
Volume: 128
Issue: 8
Pages: 1199 - 1204
Abstract: Phase retarders are essential components in optical system design as they can control the phase shifts associated with the vector components of incoming light waves and hence, decide the state of polarization. Different optical systems are designed to work at different wavelength spectrums. Most of these developments focus on the different wavelength regions between visible to infrared, of which the near infrared and short-wave infrared ranges are popular domains for defense and remote sensing applications. In this present communication, a super achromatic quarter-wave phase retarder consisting of four birefringent plates of different materials, i.e., KDP, crystalline quartz, ADP and ZnS has been proposed, to cover the visible, near infrared and short wave infrared regions from 400–2100 nm. As circularly polarized light is less affected by atmospheric conditions the use of an achromatic broadband quarter-wave phase retarder as proposed is quite useful. The proposed system shows acceptable performance over the intended range of wavelengths. © 2020, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
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JournalOptics and Spectroscopy
PublisherPleiades journals