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Prescription for transforming polarization states of light using two-quarter waveplates
Author(s): Radhakrishna Bettegowda
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Paper Abstract

Transforming polarization states of light from one to another in a controlled manner can be achieved with a minimal gadget consisting of two-quarter waveplates. Using a geometric approach, we demonstrate this result for transforming any completely polarized states of light (CPSL) to any other CPSL, including the orthogonal states. Furthermore, we describe a working algorithm for identifying the fast axis setting of the two-quarter waveplates essential for the state transformation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(3) 034110 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.3.034110
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 3
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Radhakrishna Bettegowda, Indira Gandhi Ctr. for Atomic Research (India)

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