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29 June 1988 Measurement Of A Multiple-Component Serial Device Of Partial Polarizing And Retarding Elements
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Proceedings Volume 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944297
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Remote testing by measurement of the output polarization states given known input polarization states is used to determine the matrix of a serial system consisting of n spatially uniform, nonscattering, rotatable, polarization-modification devices of constant parameters. With a particular measurement procedure, 6n +3 polarization measurements are sufficient to determine uniquely the polarization modification matrix of the serial system in all of its rotational degrees of freedom. A numerical procedure is demonstrated for inverting measurements taken in a way which did not strictly conform to the nominal procedure. The numerical procedure is applied to the Sacramento Peak Vacuum Tower Telescope. The telescope contains three intermediate and rotationally distinguishable elements which represent oblique mirror reflections combined with vacuum stressed windows.
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Laurence J. November "Measurement Of A Multiple-Component Serial Device Of Partial Polarizing And Retarding Elements", Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944297
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