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Optical Engineering

Birefringence measurement using a confocal setup with a pair of birefringent lenses
Author(s): Mina Ray; Samir Kumar Sarkar; Rabindra Nath Chakraborty; Amitabha Basuray
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(3) 033604 doi: 10.1117/1.2899095
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Mina Ray, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Samir Kumar Sarkar, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Rabindra Nath Chakraborty, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Amitabha Basuray, Univ. of Calcutta (India)

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