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Nonlinear frequency converters as sources and detectors of polarized light with linear polarization degree of 10-9
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Paper Abstract

High degrees of linear polarization of laser radiation and sensitivity to its variation are achieved by applying frequency converters using nonlinear crystals as polarizers and analyzers. The factors leading to distortion of linear polarization of light in such devices are identified. A KD*P polarimeter with extinction ratio of 5 (DOT) 10-9 is developed on the basis of a quasi-CW picosecond YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1841, Nonlinear Optical Processes in Solids, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131832
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Dmitri Yu. Paraschuk, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
N. P. Zaitseva, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Nikolay I. Zheludev, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1841:
Nonlinear Optical Processes in Solids

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