21 March 2017 Prescription for transforming polarization states of light using two-quarter waveplates
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Transforming polarization states of light from one to another in a controlled manner can be achieved with a minimal gadget consisting of two-quarter waveplates. Using a geometric approach, we demonstrate this result for transforming any completely polarized states of light (CPSL) to any other CPSL, including the orthogonal states. Furthermore, we describe a working algorithm for identifying the fast axis setting of the two-quarter waveplates essential for the state transformation.
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Radhakrishna Bettegowda, "Prescription for transforming polarization states of light using two-quarter waveplates," Optical Engineering 56(3), 034110 (21 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.3.034110 . Submission: Received: 1 December 2016; Accepted: 28 February 2017
Received: 1 December 2016; Accepted: 28 February 2017; Published: 21 March 2017
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