12 December 2003 Field-of-view characteristics of a liquid crystal variable retarder
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Abstract
We examine the effect of incident angle on the Liquid Crystal Variable Retarder (LCVR) and develop a Mueller matrix formulation for the LCVR that is a function of incident angle and applied voltage. By comparing the model with laboratory measurements for both linear and circular input polarization, we show that the mathematical model provides a credible representation of a real LCVR. The model can be used to determine the field angle effects of LCVRs in complex optical polarization systems.
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Xifeng Xiao, David G. Voelz, Hiroshi Sugiura, "Field-of-view characteristics of a liquid crystal variable retarder", Proc. SPIE 5158, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506851; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506851
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