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Optical Engineering

Proton-induced transient depolarization in gallium phosphide and tellurium dioxide Bragg cells
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; James E. Winter; Anthony D. Sanchez; Stanley J. McKinney
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Paper Abstract

Radiation-induced changes to the polarization states of light propagating in various photonic devices are observed. The nature of the polarization changes is reported for one particular photonic device—the acousto optic Bragg cell. A short description of the detection methodology used to quantify transient changes to the polarization states and to the degree of polarization in tellurium dioxide and gallium phosphide Bragg cells are presented. A discussion of the Stokes parameter analysis used to interpret the data is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(7) doi: 10.1117/1.601409
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Taylor, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
James E. Winter, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Sanchez, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Stanley J. McKinney, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


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