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Evaluation of a selection of commercial polarizers and retarders at visible and near-infrared wavelengths
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Paper Abstract

Complete specification s for commercially available polarizers and retarders are often not available, incomplete, or inaccurate. We analyze several commercial polarization elements using Mueller matrix polarimetry. Elements are characterized in terms of their diattenuation, retardance, and depolarization. Measurements were made with laser polarimeters and a spectropolarimeter.

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Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283857
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Dennis H. Goldstein, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
David B. Chenault, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Monte A. Owens, Nichols Research Corp. (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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