Polarization independent birefringent Fabry-Perot etalon having polarization conversion mirrors

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Abstract

Polarization independent operation of birefringent Fabry-Perot etalon is proposed using polarization conversion mirrors (PCMs) as the cavity mirrors. PCMs, such as Faraday mirrors, rotate the polarization plane by 90° upon reflection thus allowing the same phase accumulation for the two eigenwaves after a roundtrip inside the cavity. Based on that when the cavity is filled with an electrooptic material such as a liquid crystal, polarization independent tunable filtering is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3052-3054
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Volume282
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009

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