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Scattered Light Analysis of Birefringent Coatings for Distributed Polarization Rotators

Published

Author(s)

Katelynn A. Sharma, Thomas Germer, Christopher Smith, Jonathan Zuegel, James B. Oliver, Thomas G. Brown

Abstract

We characterize scattered light in polarization optics designed to maintain uniform illumination on target during spherical direct drive fusion experiments. An optical scatter instrument is used to measure the scatter distribution in the forward and backward hemispheres. Preliminary integrated scatter results from magnesium oxide birefringent thin films indicate dipped sol-gel anti-reflection coatings increase forward scattering.
Conference Dates
October 17-21, 2016
Conference Location
Rochester, NY, US
Conference Title
Frontiers in Optics 2016

Keywords

Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Function, BSDF, Polarization, Scattering

Citation

Sharma, K. , Germer, T. , Smith, C. , Zuegel, J. , Oliver, J. and Brown, T. (2016), Scattered Light Analysis of Birefringent Coatings for Distributed Polarization Rotators, Frontiers in Optics 2016, Rochester, NY, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920875 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created October 20, 2016, Updated April 7, 2022