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Improved quasi-monochromatic depolarizer
Author(s): Senlu Xu; Hao Chi; Jun Gao
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Paper Abstract

A novel depolarizer composed of two quartz sedges is presented. The depolarization mechanism of this depolarizer lies in the double effects of integration over both frequency and space domain. The conditions of the depolarizer for effect depolarization are concluded: (1) the slope of retardance should be large enough; (2) retardance of the depolarizer should be large enough; (3) the angle between optical axes of two crystals should be 45 degrees. Furthermore, the image characteristics of the depolarizer is analyzed and image tripling is demonstrated. The experiment results show that our theoretical analysis is responsible. This depolarizer can be applied in many fields such as astronomy, remote sensor and spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2830, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research II, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256129
Show Author Affiliations
Senlu Xu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hao Chi, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jun Gao, Institute of Space Machinery and Electricity (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2830:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research II
Paul B. Hays; Jinxue Wang, Editor(s)

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