Application ID: 42891
A Fresnel rhomb is a prism that uses total internal reflection to manipulate the polarization of light. In this example, light in the prism is internally reflected at an angle of incidence that induces a 45-degree phase delay between s- and p-polarized radiation. By subjecting the light to two such reflections, the prism converts incoming linearly polarized light to circularly polarized light.
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