30 November 2015 Measurement of birefringence using polarization phase-shifting Mach–Zehnder interferometer
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Abstract
An interferometric method for quantitative evaluation of the magnitude and direction of birefringence of an arbitrarily oriented birefringent sample is developed and presented. The analysis shows that full-field analysis of a spatially varying birefringence is possible by suitably combining several interferogram frames obtained by varying the polarization parameters involved. The preliminary experimental result for a uniformly birefringent sample with a known direction of birefringence is presented.
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Santa Sircar, Santa Sircar, Kallol Bhattacharya, Kallol Bhattacharya, } "Measurement of birefringence using polarization phase-shifting Mach–Zehnder interferometer," Optical Engineering 54(11), 113112 (30 November 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.11.113112 . Submission:
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