Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 891–894

Achromatic analog of a quarter-wave plate


  • M. Ya. Darsht
  • B. Ya. Zel'dovich
  • N. D. Kundikova
Optics and Spectroscopy

DOI: 10.1007/BF02523105

Cite this article as:
Darsht, M.Y., Zel'dovich, B.Y. & Kundikova, N.D. Russ Phys J (1997) 40: 891. doi:10.1007/BF02523105


Is it possible to achieve wavelength-independent transformation of the polarization of light on the basis of adiabatic tracking of smooth variation in the parameters of the medium by the polarization? This question is considered for conditions where circularly polarized light is converted into linearly polarized light.

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