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Optical Engineering

Measurement of birefringence using polarization phase-shifting Mach–Zehnder interferometer
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Paper Abstract

An interferometric method for quantitative evaluation of the magnitude and direction of birefringence of an arbitrarily oriented birefringent sample is developed and presented. The analysis shows that full-field analysis of a spatially varying birefringence is possible by suitably combining several interferogram frames obtained by varying the polarization parameters involved. The preliminary experimental result for a uniformly birefringent sample with a known direction of birefringence is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(11) 113112 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.11.113112
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Santa Sircar, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Kallol Bhattacharya, Univ. of Calcutta (India)


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