Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

FTIR-based polarimeter with high-quality Brewster's angle polarizers
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

A Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer-based broadband infrared polarimeter has been developed around a pair of high-quality Brewster angle polarizers. These polarizers consist of four Ge plates in a chevron geometry and have been measured to have extinction ratios of less than 10-5 at four laser wavelengths from 0.63 micrometer to 10.6 micrometer. The polarimeter has been used to characterize wire-grid polarizers from 1 micrometer to 12 micrometer, as well as for full Mueller matrix determination from 1 micrometer to 5 micrometer using a rotating-retarder arrangement with a pair of MgF2 retarders.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3425, Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Transmissive Materials, (8 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326668
Show Author Affiliations
Simon G. Kaplan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Leonard M. Hanssen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3425:
Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Transmissive Materials
Raju V. Datla; Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top