Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp 201–206

Spatial polarization structure of radiation formed by a retroreflector with nonmetallized faces

Polarization Optics 2008

DOI: 10.1134/S0030400X09080062

Cite this article as:
Sadovnikov, M.A. & Sokolov, A.L. Opt. Spectrosc. (2009) 107: 201. doi:10.1134/S0030400X09080062


A polarization-wave analysis is performed for a retroreflector with nonmetallized faces, which forms a complex pattern of radiation intensity distribution due to different shifts between the strength vector components upon total internal reflection. Using the representation of the polarization-inhomogeneous field in the form of a set of Hermite-Gaussian modes, the problem of a plane wave diffraction on a retroreflector is solved and the spatial polarization structure is calculated in both the near- and far-field zones. It is shown that the considered type of retroreflectors is preferable for application in satellite ranging

PACS numbers

42.25.Fx 42.25.Ja 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute of Precision InstrumentationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University)MoscowRussia

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