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Optical additive solc filter for deep ultraviolet applications

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NRL

An additive {hacek over (S)}olc filter (ASF) includes i) a first polarizer for receiving an input light, such as from a monochromatic light source, and transmitting a first polarized output, ii) at least one birefringent plate positioned to receive the first polarizer output and transmit an output with wavelength-dependent polarization state, and iii) a second polarizer for receiving the plate output and transmitting a second polarized, filtered output. An ASF spectroscopy system includes the ASF; a monochromatic light source input, e.g. a laser; a sample chamber for exposing a sample to the second polarized, tuned output and generating a signal characteristic of the sample that is filtered by the ASF; and a detector for acquiring the characteristic signal.

Inventors: 
Nikitin, Sergei; Manka, Charles K.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2009-07-30
Grant Date: 
2012-02-28
Grant time: 
943 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
17
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY