Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors

David G. Crandall, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

Polarization aberrations due to varying polarization state across the field of view (FOV) are investigated for crossed folding mirrors. We define crossed mirrors as oriented in space such that s-polarized light incident on the first mirror is p-polarized at the second mirror. This completely compensates for polarization state changes at one point in the field of view. The resulting polarization aberrations are explored across the FOV using the example of aluminum mirrors overcoated with a 12 layer, highly reflective, dielectric stack. The polarization aberration is very low along a band across the field of view. For arbitrary points in the FOV, the retardance and diattenuation are slightly elliptical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages83-93
Number of pages11
Volume2537
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 11 1995

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OtherNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/10/957/11/95

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Aberrations
folding
field of view
aberration
Polarization
mirrors
polarization
Mirrors
Light polarization
polarized light
aluminum
Aluminum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Crandall, D. G., & Chipman, R. A. (1995). Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2537, pp. 83-93)

Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors. / Crandall, David G.; Chipman, Russell A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537 1995. p. 83-93.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Crandall, DG & Chipman, RA 1995, Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2537, pp. 83-93, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/10/95.
Crandall DG, Chipman RA. Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537. 1995. p. 83-93
Crandall, David G. ; Chipman, Russell A. / Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537 1995. pp. 83-93
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