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Optical Engineering

Construction of an optical rotator using quarter-wave plates and an optical retarder
Author(s): Chun Ye
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Paper Abstract

An arrangement for constructing the optical rotator or circular retarder is described. The arrangement consists of two crossed quarterwave plates with a retarder or polarization modulator as the rotating element interposed between them. Experiments to demonstrate the opticalrotator arrangement are described and the results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(10) doi: 10.1117/12.210734
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 10
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Chun Ye


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