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25 August 2005 Optical design of wide field of view achromatic phase retarders
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The ability of commercial optical design software to ray trace through uni-axial birefrigent materials at any Field Of View (FOV) plus the capability of the optimization routines to select exact birefrigent materials that achromatize compound wave-plates make the software useful for the design of wide FOV multi-element achromatic retarders and analysis of their performance. In this paper I will describe some of the properties that govern retarders made of uni-axial birefrigent materiais, discuss some tips for building the merit function and show results of the various half wave-plate types designed and their performance.
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Apostolos Deslis "Optical design of wide field of view achromatic phase retarders", Proc. SPIE 5874, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VI, 58740Q (25 August 2005);

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