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A Dove prism inverts the transmitted image and, when rotated, rotates the image at twice the rotation frequency of the prism. However, although the image is rotated, for a wide range of design parameters the polarization state of the transmitted light is not rotated. This has important implications when using Dove prisms within laser cavities, interferometers and other optical experiments.
|Keywords:||laser modes; Hermite-Gaussian modes; Laguerre-Gaussian modes; mode converter|
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Padgett, Prof Miles|
|Authors:||Padgett, M., and Lesso, J.|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy|
|Journal Name:||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Journal Abbr.:||J. Mod. Opt.|