Balancing polarization aberrations in crossed fold mirrors

Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

The polarization aberrations of a fold mirror can be compensated by orienting a second fold mirror's p-polarization with the first mirror's s-polarization. This crossed-mirror configuration compensates the polarization for a single angle to zero and leaves a linear variation of diattenuation and retardance for a spherical wavefront. Two sets of crossed fold mirrors when properly oriented compensate the remaining linear variation and leave a much reduced quadratic variation in a large compensated field of view.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3236-3245
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume54
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015

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Balancing polarization aberrations in crossed fold mirrors. / Lam, Wai Sze Tiffany; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 54, No. 12, 20.04.2015, p. 3236-3245.

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Lam, Wai Sze Tiffany ; Chipman, Russell A. / Balancing polarization aberrations in crossed fold mirrors. In: Applied Optics. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 12. pp. 3236-3245.
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