Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Polarization properties of thin films of diamond

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

Thin films transparent to optical radiation offer polarization properties that are enhanced when the thickness of the film is an odd multiple of the quarter-wavelength. The transmission and reflection properties of a 1.16-μm-thick film of diamond realized by plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition have been studied at 10.6 μm. A compact polarizer built with four films at a Brewster angle revealed an extinction ratio of better than 1:1000 of the S polarization. The interest in optics in which parasitic-reflected or transmitted beams do not exist is pointed out. The high damage threshold of diamonds opens the possibility of controlling the polarization characteristics of high-power lasers used, for example, for soldering and cutting applications.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Visible broadband, wide-angle, thin-film multilayer polarizing beam splitter

Li Li and J. A. Dobrowolski
Appl. Opt. 35(13) 2221-2225 (1996)

Planarizing technique for ion-beam polishing of diamond films

D. F. Grogan, T. Zhao, B. G. Bovard, and H. A. Macleod
Appl. Opt. 31(10) 1483-1487 (1992)

Optical properties of hafnia and coevaporated hafnia:magnesium fluoride thin films

Y. Tsou and F. C. Ho
Appl. Opt. 35(25) 5091-5094 (1996)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (18)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved