20 February 2007 Polarization experiments in holographic interferometry
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Proceedings Volume 6488, Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications; 64880C (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706257
Event: Integrated Optoelectronic Devices 2007, 2007, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
Experiments of real time holographic interferometry were performed with circular and linear polarized laser radiation. An object with a metallic and dielectric part of the surface was studied. It was found that holographic interferometry on the metallic surface can easily be understood with different combinations of the polarization of the different waves. However, unexpected results were found for experiments with the dielectric. The experiments can be explained assuming that the object wave of a diffuse scattering dielectric is different for illumination with right and left circular polarized radiation. Thus, the interference structure of a hologram originating from these waves is also different, in spite of the fact that the image of the object seems to be the same. A theoretical analysis can be performed extending the well-known Jones matrices for radiation depolarized by dielectrics. Theoretical and practical consequences are discussed that refer to the polarization structure of light and to holographic interferometry.
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Gerhard Ackermann, Jürgen Eichler, Lothar Dünkel, Claudia Schneeweiss, "Polarization experiments in holographic interferometry", Proc. SPIE 6488, Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications, 64880C (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706257; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.706257
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Dielectrics

Dielectric polarization

Holograms

Holographic interferometry

Holography

Linear polarizers

Photons

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