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Polarization transforming properties of Dove prisms
Author(s): Gonzalo Paez; Ivan Moreno; Marija Strojnik
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Paper Abstract

We analyze the polarization changes introduced by a rotated Dove prism on the linearly polarized light, using the Jones calculus. The state of polarization changes from the linear to a mildly elliptical one when a plane wave front passes through a rotated Dove prism: its semi-mayor axis is nearly parallel to the input plane of polarization, for any angle of rotation. The interferogram contrast remains high for all shearing angles in spite of polarization changes when the Dove prism is incorporated into a rotational shearing interferometer. These results are confirmed experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4818, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing X, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.450843
Show Author Affiliations
Gonzalo Paez, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Ivan Moreno, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Marija Strojnik, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4818:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing X
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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