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
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 11 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2537
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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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 (pp. 83-93). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2537).