24 May 2005 Hybrid polarization control
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Abstract
We demonstrate a novel method of polarization control that combines rotatable waveplates (angle control) and variable retarders (retardance control). Such a “hybrid” polarization controller performs far better than conventional controllers, allowing nearly perfect arbitrary-to-arbitrary polarization transformations. We show theoretically that the two control parameters augment one another because they tend to result in orthogonal movements on the Poincaré sphere.
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George R Gray, Edem Ibragimov, Joseph Sluz, Raymond Sova, "Hybrid polarization control", Proc. SPIE 5814, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, (24 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606952; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.606952
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