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Magneto-optical modulators and isolators of partially polarized light
Author(s): Andrzej W. Domanski
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Paper Abstract

Light emitted by laser diodes is partially polarized. Hence modulation or isolation of such light should be analyzed based on Stokes parameters and Mueller matrix method, which are well fitted for such analysis. In the paper the most common magneto-optical phenomena used for modulation or isolation of light are described. Next principle of operation of the magneto-optical modulation and isolation is done. Magneto-optical modulation of partially polarized light is discussed in detail. Optical isolation of such light is considered as well. In conclusions, some results of analysis helpful for designers of magneto-optical modulators or isolators are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3094, Polarimetry and Ellipsometry, (1 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271804
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Andrzej W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3094:
Polarimetry and Ellipsometry
Maksymilian Pluta; Tomasz R. Wolinski, Editor(s)

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