Quarter wave plates for submillimeter wavelengths

  • A. H. F. van Vliet
  • Th. de Graauw

DOI: 10.1007/BF01007414

Cite this article as:
van Vliet, A.H.F. & de Graauw, T. Int J Infrared Milli Waves (1981) 2: 465. doi:10.1007/BF01007414


A review is given of different types of quarter wave plates as presently used in the optical and microwave spectral range, with a view to their application in the sub-mm wave-length range. Two types of quarter wave plates have been constructed and results of measurements at 640μm are given.

Key words

quarter wave platescircular polarizersubmillimetre componentssubmillimetre optics

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. F. van Vliet
    • 1
    • 2
  • Th. de Graauw
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteUniversity of UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Astronomy DivisionSpace Science Department of ESA ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands