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A simple instrument for measuring the linear birefringence changes and the phase retardation in electro-optic crystals
Author(s): Yu-hong Zhang; Wan-min Li; Hang Liu
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new method to measure the birefringence changes in bulk crystals based on the typical Sénarmont configuration. The configuration comprises a linear polarizer, a sample, a quarter-wave plate, an analyzer(P.S.C.A). An external modulator is inserted in the experimental Sénarmont setup. We present a complete analysis of the optical response of a Sénarmont setup within Jones formulation. Compared to the conventional configurations. The new method is able to measure with a high accuracy the variations of the birefringence in any crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9046, 2013 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Systems, 904609 (19 December 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035538
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Yu-hong Zhang, Jilin Jianzhu Univ. (China)
Wan-min Li, Jilin Jianzhu Univ. (China)
Hang Liu, Jilin Jianzhu Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9046:
2013 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Systems
Hwa-Yaw Tam; Kexin Xu; Hai Xiao; Jigui Zhu, Editor(s)

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