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Double-elements monochromatic light depolarizer
Author(s): Fuyun Xu; Weilan Yan; Zongtao Chi
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Paper Abstract

Nearly all light sources are partially polarization, the photomultiplier tube, photocell detector and grating have polarization sensitive effect. When we use natural light to do some experiment, the light from the light source must be depolarized. In order to reduce the polarization sensitive effect of the detector, we need fix a depolarizer in front of the detector. Since the times of 1928, there has been considerable attention paid to the study of polychromatic light depolarizer. But there are very limited number of ways to depolarize monochromatic light. We have ever introduced some kind of single element structure monochromatic light depolarizer made by using birefringent crystal. In this article we introduce some kind of double elements structure monochromatic light depolarizer made by using some birefringent crystal and fused silica crystal. We introduce their structure character, working principle and use specification in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256251
Show Author Affiliations
Fuyun Xu, Shandong Architectural Engineering Institute (China)
Weilan Yan, Shandong Architectural Engineering Institute (China)
Zongtao Chi, Qingdao Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2863:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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