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Optical Engineering

Liquid crystal wavelength-independent continuous polarization rotator
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a wavelength-independent tunable liquid crystal (LC) polarization rotator using two nematic LC retarders for the spectral range from 450 to 1000 nm and wider. The first LC device with tunable retardation determines the rotation, while the second acts as an LC variable quarter-wave plate. Integration with tunable optical filters produces a modality for great potential in spectropolarimetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(3) 034002 doi: 10.1117/1.3366545
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 3
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Ofir Aharon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Ibrahim S. Abdulhalim, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

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