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11 August 1995 Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors
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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.
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David Gordon Crandall and Russell A. Chipman "Polarization aberrations of crossed folding mirrors", Proc. SPIE 2537, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization, (11 August 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.216373
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