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14 September 1994 Standard polarization components: progress toward an optical retardance standard
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NIST is developing a quarterwave linear retarder designed to have a retardance stable within 0.1 degree(s) over a variety of operational and environmental conditions. In this paper we review several design strategies and early results of this effort. These have led to a promising prototype design consisting of a double rhomb TIR retarder constructed from a low stress- optic glass. We also review several measurement methods that are used in our evaluations.
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Kent B. Rochford, Paul A. Williams, Allen H. Rose, I. G. Clarke, Paul D. Hale, and Gordon W. Day "Standard polarization components: progress toward an optical retardance standard", Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994);

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