12 December 2003 Compact methods for measuring stress birefringence
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The recent development of channelled spectropolarimetry presents opportunities for spectropolarimetric measurements of dynamic phenomena in a very compact instrument. We present measurements of stress-induced birefringence in an ordinary plastic by both a reference rotating-compensator fixed-analyzer polarimeter and a channelled spectropolarimeter. The agreement between the two instruments shows the promise of the channelled technique and provides a proof-of-principle that the method can be used for a very simple conversion of imaging spectrometers into imaging spectropolarimeters.
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Nathan A. Hagen, Nathan A. Hagen, Derek S. Sabatke, Derek S. Sabatke, James F. Scholl, James F. Scholl, Peter A. Jansson, Peter A. Jansson, Weinong Wayne Chen, Weinong Wayne Chen, Eustace L. Dereniak, Eustace L. Dereniak, David T. Sass, David T. Sass, } "Compact methods for measuring stress birefringence", Proc. SPIE 5158, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.509424; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.509424
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