Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195564
Title:
Polarization Conversion Cube Corner Retro-Reflector
Author:
Crabtree, Karlton
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This document presents the polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector (PC-CCR). The PCCCR is a cube-corner retroreflector which transforms the electricfield as follows: the major axis is rotated by 90° and the handedness is reversed.Since the polarization properties of a CCR are dependent on the polarization properties of each surface, exploration of the space of Mueller matrices is organized by surface type. The Mueller matrix of CCR having each of several surface types is calculated, including the traditional hollow metal and solid glass CCR types. PCCCR only occur for non-isotropic surface types. Four particular surface polarization properties are found which produce PCCCR. Three examples of PCCCR are presented using sub-wavelength grating surfaces. Several other interesting CCR are presented, including a 45° polarization rotator.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chipman, Russell A.
Committee Chair:
Chipman, Russell A.

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePolarization Conversion Cube Corner Retro-Reflectoren_US
dc.creatorCrabtree, Karltonen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrabtree, Karltonen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis document presents the polarization conversion cube-corner retroreflector (PC-CCR). The PCCCR is a cube-corner retroreflector which transforms the electricfield as follows: the major axis is rotated by 90° and the handedness is reversed.Since the polarization properties of a CCR are dependent on the polarization properties of each surface, exploration of the space of Mueller matrices is organized by surface type. The Mueller matrix of CCR having each of several surface types is calculated, including the traditional hollow metal and solid glass CCR types. PCCCR only occur for non-isotropic surface types. Four particular surface polarization properties are found which produce PCCCR. Three examples of PCCCR are presented using sub-wavelength grating surfaces. Several other interesting CCR are presented, including a 45° polarization rotator.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChipman, Russell A.en_US
dc.contributor.chairChipman, Russell A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMilster, Thomas D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTyo, J. Scotten_US
dc.identifier.proquest10992en_US
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