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Optical Engineering

Method for determining the reflection-induced retardance of the Fresnel rhomb
Author(s): Belkacem Bakhouche; Abdelkrim Beniaiche; Hocine Guessas
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Paper Abstract

A method used for measurement of the reflection-induced retardance of the Fresnel employing two polaroids is reported. The concept we propose is based on optimized Fresnel rhombs, using the total internal reflection phenomenon. The total internal reflection induces phase retardance between the polarization components of the incident light. The theoretical analysis of the principle is given taking Stokes–Mueller formalism as a mathematical tool. An application example of the method is shown; this method has advantages such as easy procurement of the optical devices needed and simplicity of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2014
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(5) 055108 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.5.055108
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 5
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Belkacem Bakhouche, Univ. Ferhat Abbas de Sétif (Algeria)
Abdelkrim Beniaiche, Univ. Ferhat Abbas de Sétif (Algeria)
Hocine Guessas, Univ. Ferhat Abbas de Sétif (Algeria)

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