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Polarizer uniformity measurements taken with an imaging polarimeter
Author(s): J. Larry Pezzaniti; Russell A. Chipman; Stephen C. McClain
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to evaluate four types of polarizers in terms of three criteria: (1) their contrast ration, (2) the uniformity of their contrast ratios across 20 mm apertures, and (3) the uniformity of their transmission axis orientations across 20 mm apertures. The types of polarizers evaluated are calcite Glan-Thompson polarizers, polarizing beam splitters, silver glass polarizers, and stretched polymer polarizers. The measurements are performed with a rotating polarizer imaging polarimeter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186659
Show Author Affiliations
J. Larry Pezzaniti, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Stephen C. McClain, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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