18 November 2013 Experimental method to characterize a liquid-crystal variable retarder and its application in a Stokes polarimeter.
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Proceedings Volume 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications; 87852J (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025468
Event: 8th Ibero American Optics Meeting/11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 2013, Porto, Portugal
Abstract
We present an experimental method to characterize a liquid-crystal variable retarder (LCVR). In addition, experimental results using LCVR’s to measure the four Stokes parameters of a light beam simultaneously are presented. We use known waveplates (half-wave and quarter-wave) as devices to provide controlled polarization states to the Stokes polarimeter, and we use the measured Stokes parameters as functions of the orientation of the axes of the waveplates as an indication of the quality of the polarimeter. Also, we present results of simulations for comparison.
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J. M. López-Téllez, N. C. Bruce, "Experimental method to characterize a liquid-crystal variable retarder and its application in a Stokes polarimeter.", Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87852J (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025468; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025468
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