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Polarization analysis based on grating conical diffraction
Author(s): Rasheed M. A. Azzam; Kurt A. Giardina
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Paper Abstract

The intrinsic multiple-beam-splitting and polarization-altering properties of a diffraction grating are combined with linear photodetectors to achieve a simple and versatile photopolarimeter for the simultaneous and nearly instantaneous measurement of the four Stokes parameters of light in an arbitrary state of partial elliptical polarization. For spectroscopic applications the dispersive property of the grating is also employed with photodetector arrays to obtain Stokes parameter spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.142569
Show Author Affiliations
Rasheed M. A. Azzam, Univ. of New Orleans (United States)
Kurt A. Giardina, Univ. of New Orleans (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1746:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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