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Properties of polarized beam splitters

  1. Aug 26, 2011 #1
    PBS will split unpolarized light into beams of differing polarization, but what will it do to linearly polarized light?
     
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  3. Aug 29, 2011 #2
    It depends on how the polarization axis is aligned. Even linearly polarized light can be represented as the sum of two orthogonal polarizations and can be split.
     
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