Global Patent Index - EP 1277082 A1

EP 1277082 A1 20030122 - DEVICE FOR CONVERTING LIGHT HAVING A POLARISATION P E? INTO LIGHT HAVING A PREDETERMINED POLARISATION P A?

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR CONVERTING LIGHT HAVING A POLARISATION P E? INTO LIGHT HAVING A PREDETERMINED POLARISATION P A?

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM WANDELN VON LICHT MIT EINER POLARISATION P E? IN LICHT MIT EINER VORGEGEBENEN POLARISATION P A?

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE CONVERSION D'UNE LUMIERE DE POLARISATION P E? EN LUMIERE DE POLARISATION PREDETERMINEE P A?

Publication

EP 1277082 A1 20030122 (DE)

Application

EP 01929357 A 20010224

Priority

  • DE 10014830 A 20000324
  • EP 0102109 W 20010224

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0173502A1] The aim of the invention is to simplify the adaptation of a temporally fluctuating polarisation to a predetermined polarisation state. A device for converting the polarisation of light is provided. Said device can be produced in a cost-effective manner and can be operated very simply. The inventive device is provided with an input (E) for receiving light having any polarisation PE and an output (A) for emitting light having a predetermined polarisation PA. A device (polarising beam splitter, PBS) divides the received light into differently polarised light portions. One of the light portions passes through a device (prisms P1 and P2) for adjusting the polarisation. The light portions are coupled again in a device (polarisation-maintaining interference coupler C). The coupling can be adjusted in such a way that said coupling has a maximal output intensity for emitting light and said light having a predetermined polarisation PA can be emitted on the output (A). Only one physical parameter in the form of the coupling of the light portions has thus to be controlled for optimising the inventive device.

IPC 1-7

G02F 1/01

IPC 8 full level

G02F 1/01 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G02F 1/0136 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0173502A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0173502 A1 20011004; DE 10014830 A1 20011011; EP 1277082 A1 20030122; US 2003138182 A1 20030724

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 0102109 W 20010224; DE 10014830 A 20000324; EP 01929357 A 20010224; US 23995103 A 20030303