Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Polarizing triangular cyclic interferometer for characterizing optical samples with birefringent properties
Author(s): R. Kaewon; C. Pawong; A. Bhatranand; R. Chitaree
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

This paper presents the polarizing triangular cyclic interferometer (pTCi) for characterizing optical samples with birefringent properties such as half- and quarter-wave plates. The interferometric system was set up to analyze the phase retardation of wave retarders in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. For the qualitative aspect, the distinct signal outputs from the inspected birefringent components oriented at particular angles are employed to distinguish different types of optical devices. For the quantitative aspect, the same arrangement could determine the phase difference γ of unknown retarders, so that it could be used to characterize types of samples. The experimental results showed the corresponding results obtained from both mentioned aspects where γ were measured to be 89.62° and 177.17° for half- and quarter-wave plates, respectively. The pTCi has been proved to be a proper scheme to characterize optical samples with birefringent properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9659, International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015, 96590L (29 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195890
Show Author Affiliations
R. Kaewon, King Mongkut’s Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
C. Pawong, Rajamangala Univ. of Technology Krungthep (Thailand)
A. Bhatranand, King Mongkut’s Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
R. Chitaree, Mahidol Univ. (Thailand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9659:
International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015
Surasak Chiangga; Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top