1 February 1989 Polarization Analysis Of Optical Systems
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For most optical systems it is typically assumed that the transmitted wavefront has uniform for Gaussian) amplitude and constant polarization state. This is the default assumption of geometrical optics. This paper considers methods suitable for analyzing systems for which this assumption is not valid. Such methods of polarization analysis include polarization ray tracing and polarization aberration theory. Definitions of the basic classes of polarization phenomena and a review of the Jones calculus are included to form a basis for the discussion.
Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, } "Polarization Analysis Of Optical Systems," Optical Engineering 28(2), 280290 (1 February 1989). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7976914 . Submission:
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