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Polarization Michelson interferometer: principles and applications
Author(s): Rasheed M. A. Azzam
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Paper Abstract

Applications of the polarization Michelson interferometer are reviewed. These include analog and binary polarization modulation, time shearing of a light pulse into a doublet of two separate pulses with orthogonal linear polarizations, creation of 'polarization-chirped' light pulses, generation of total and partial polarization states on and within the Poincare sphere, and measurement of the coherence and spectral properties of a quasimonochromatic light source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366326
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Rasheed M. A. Azzam, Univ. of New Orleans (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3754:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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