skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Polarization-balanced beamsplitter

Abstract

A beamsplitter assembly is disclosed that includes several beamsplitter cubes arranged to define a plurality of polarization-balanced light paths. Each polarization-balanced light path contains one or more balanced pairs of light paths, where each balanced pair of light paths includes either two transmission light paths with orthogonal polarization effects or two reflection light paths with orthogonal polarization effects. The orthogonal pairing of said transmission and reflection light paths cancels polarization effects otherwise caused by beamsplitting. 10 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
570407
Patent Number(s):
5719702
Application Number:
PAN: 8-668,496; TRN: 98:003967
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Feb 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM SPLITTING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; BEAM OPTICS; POLARIZATION; LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Citation Formats

Decker, D E. Polarization-balanced beamsplitter. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Decker, D E. Polarization-balanced beamsplitter. United States.
Decker, D E. Tue . "Polarization-balanced beamsplitter". United States.
@article{osti_570407,
title = {Polarization-balanced beamsplitter},
author = {Decker, D E},
abstractNote = {A beamsplitter assembly is disclosed that includes several beamsplitter cubes arranged to define a plurality of polarization-balanced light paths. Each polarization-balanced light path contains one or more balanced pairs of light paths, where each balanced pair of light paths includes either two transmission light paths with orthogonal polarization effects or two reflection light paths with orthogonal polarization effects. The orthogonal pairing of said transmission and reflection light paths cancels polarization effects otherwise caused by beamsplitting. 10 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {2}
}