EFFECT OF FILM ABSORPTION ON A FILM-SUBSTRATE REFLECTION POLARIZER.

M. Ruiz-Urbieta, E. M. Sparrow

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Abstract

An analysis is made of the effect of thin film absorption on characteristics of a reflection polarizer consisting of a thin film on an absorbing metal substrate. The conditions that bring about zero reflectance for either parallel-polarized or perpendicular-polarized light are derived for such systems. Numerical reflectance results are given for polarizers having a silver substrate and films having various degrees of absorption. The polarizers can have high reflectance for the unextinguished component and low sensitivity for the extinguished component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalJ Opt Soc Am
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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