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Birefringent Thin Films And Polarizing Elements

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Birefringent Thin Films And Polarizing Elements by I. Hodgkinson
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This work describes the propagation of light in biaxial media, the properties of biaxial thin films, and applications such as birefringent filters for tuning the wavelength of dye lasers. A feature of the first part is the parallel treatment of Stokes, Jones and Berreman matrix formalisms in a chapter-by-chapter development of wave equations, basis vectors, transfer matrices, reflection and transmission equations, and guided waves. The second part focuses on an emerging planar technology in which anisotropic microstructures are formed by oblique deposition in vacuum. Methods for characterizing dielectric and metal films are discussed. Topics such as form birefringence, effective medium theory, anisotropic scatter and anisotropic fluid transport are discussed in detail. Practical applications of bulk and layered birefringent media are considered in the final part. Separate chapters are devoted to linear polarizers, phase retarders and berefringent filters. Traditional bulk-media polarizing elements are included and compared with thin film designs.
Release date NZ
February 12th, 1998
Country of Publication
Singapore
Imprint
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Pages
412
Dimensions
162x230x26
ISBN-13
9789810229061
Product ID
5805307

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