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A pair of light beams that have orthogonal polarizations and equal intensity can be generated through reflection and refraction of a monochromatic light at a dielectric surface. Sytematic procedures to design beam splitters which can produce such output light beams are described in this thesis. Two designs that are of particular interest are prismatic substrates coated by a single layer and a double layer of thin films. Specific examples of each beam splitter in the visible and infrared are included. The performance of each beam splitter as a function of incidence angle, film thickness, and wavelength is also discussed.
Sudradjat, Faisal, "50%-50% Beam Splitters Using Transparent Substrates Coated by Single- or Double-Layer Quarter-Wave Thin Films" (2006). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 376.