Plate beam splitters and symmetric multiports

P. Törmä, I. Jex

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We show that for experimental arrangements with few non-vacuum inputs the fully symmetric multiport can be replaced by a simpler partially symmetric multiport. This device is equivalent to a beam splitter arrangement where the number of necessary beam splitters increases linearly with increasing number of inputs, that is it is considerably simpler to realize owning to the smaller number of components needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2408
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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