18 December 2012 Approach for modeling influence of birefringence dispersion on polarization properties of multi-section systems
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Proceedings Volume 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 869703 (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007213
Event: 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2012, Ostravice, Czech Republic
Abstract
We present a method for including an arbitrary birefringence dispersion curve in some known models describing polarization state of a collimated uniform beam after passing a birefringent non-image-forming system. By the use of a modified definition of the complex degree of coherence it is shown that the presence of birefringence dispersion is analytically equivalent to a transformation of the spectrum profile of the beam passing through a non-dispersive system. This remark is then utilized for error reduction in numerical calculations of depolarization in a system with a frequency dependent differential group delay when the power spectrum density is given in discretized form. The same numerical technique applies both for implementations of coherence-based solutions and for the Mueller-Stokes formalism with polychromatic illumination, without imposing any restrictions on the power spectrum shape or width.
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Piotr L. Makowski, Piotr L. Makowski, Andrzej W. Domanski, Andrzej W. Domanski, "Approach for modeling influence of birefringence dispersion on polarization properties of multi-section systems", Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 869703 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2007213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007213
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