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22 October 1976 Use Of Different Periodic Analyzers For The Frequency-Mixing Detection Of Polarization-Modulated Light
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We derive the equations that permit the use of six different periodic analyzers for the frequency-mixing detection (FMD) of polarization-modulated light. The six periodic analyzers are (1) the rotating linear analyzer, (2) rotating half-wave plate and fixed linear analyzer, (3) rotating quarter-wave plate and fixed linear analyzer, (4) rotating linear analyzer and fixed linear analyzer, (5) oscillating-phase retarder and fixed linear analyzer, and (6) oscillating optical rotator and fixed linear analyzer. In all cases, the quiescent (average) polarization and the polarization- and intensity- modulation parameters of the beam can be easily and explicitly determined from limited Fourier analysis of the detected signal.
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R. M. A. Azzam "Use Of Different Periodic Analyzers For The Frequency-Mixing Detection Of Polarization-Modulated Light", Proc. SPIE 0088, Polarized Light: Instruments, Devices, Applications, (22 October 1976); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955007
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