1 December 2005 Optical polarization rotating technique for characterizing linear birefringence with full range
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Optical Engineering, 44(12), 123602 (2005). doi:10.1117/1.2148436
Abstract
A simple interferometric scheme is presented to characterize the 2-D distribution of linear birefringence with full-range capability. Since the interference images are obtained with respect to different orientations of a linearly polarized incident laser beam, the measurement speed can be improved once the orientation adjustment is achieved electronically. In addition, the measurement is independent of a nonuniform distribution of laser intensity, which is demonstrated experimentally and briefly explained theoretically. Furthermore, the measurement of residual linear birefringence distribution is also demonstrated successfully and verified by error analysis.
Hui-Kang Teng, Kuo-Chen Lang, Chun-Chen Yen, "Optical polarization rotating technique for characterizing linear birefringence with full range," Optical Engineering 44(12), 123602 (1 December 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2148436
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Polarization

Birefringence

Optical components

Optical engineering

Phase shifts

Wave plates

Diffraction

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