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Standards for linear retardance

Paper Abstract

NIST has developed a Standard Reference Material that can be used to calibrate polarimetric instruments and improve measurement accuracy. The device, based on concatenated Fresnel rhombs, provides nominally 90 degrees retardance at 1319 nm, with the actual value known within +/- 0.1 degrees. The design of the retarder is reviewed, and the stability of retardance over time is discussed. A procedure for certification is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278970
Show Author Affiliations
Kent B. Rochford, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Allen H. Rose, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3121:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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