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Development of a new holographic method for polarization measurements
Author(s): Alexander O. Morozov; Vladimir A. Smirnov
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Paper Abstract

The principles of a new holographic method for the recording of the state of polarization of an optical wave have been proposed. The method is based on the simultaneous recording of two spatially separated holograms corresponding to the orthogonal components of the electric field vectors of object and reference beams. The polarization real-time and two-exposure holographic interferometry have been used for determination of phase relations between these two orthogonal components of the electric field vector, and the possibility of reconstruction of polarization ellipse parameters have been shown. The measurements of the polarization plane rotation by sugar solutions and quartz crystals have been carried out. The tensed state of smelted quartz plate under load was investigated by this holographic method and spatial distributions of the polarization ellipse parameters have been obtained for this sample. Some new experimental possibilities of this holographic technique have been discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1732, Holographics International '92, (2 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140461
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Alexander O. Morozov, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)
Vladimir A. Smirnov, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1732:
Holographics International '92

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