Dove Prisms And Polarized Light

Padgett, M., and Lesso, J. (1999) Dove Prisms And Polarized Light. Journal of Modern Optics, 46(2), pp. 175-179. (doi:10.1080/09500349908231263)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:laser modes; Hermite-Gaussian modes; Laguerre-Gaussian modes; mode converter
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor 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.

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