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1 March 2008 Birefringence measurement using a confocal setup with a pair of birefringent lenses
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Abstract
A confocal microscopic setup with a pair of birefringent lenses having their crystal axes crossed is used to measure birefringence of thin samples. The method can be used to measure phase down to the order of λ/10. The fast and slow axes of the object also can be identified. The principle of the method along with the experimental setup is described. Some first-order experimental results are also presented.
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Mina Ray, Samir Kumar Sarkar, Rabindra Nath Chakraborty, and Amitabha Basuray "Birefringence measurement using a confocal setup with a pair of birefringent lenses," Optical Engineering 47(3), 033604 (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2899095
Published: 1 March 2008
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