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Sensitive measurements of two-dimensional birefringence distributions using near-circularly polarized beam
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Paper Abstract

Image processing algorithms for measuring two-dimensional distributions of linear birefringence using a pair of variable retarders are proposed. Several algorithms using from 2 to 5 recorded frames allow to make fast or real time measurements, increase sensitivity and suppress measurement errors. Moreover, the described algorithms can be applied for proposed birefringence imaging systems with fixed retarders and/or Faraday rotators, including systems with images acquired in time sequences or as sets of parallel images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4819, Polarization Measurement, Analysis, and Applications V, (25 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463750
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Michael I. Shribak, Marine Biological Lab. (United States)
Rudolf Oldenbourg, Marine Biological Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4819:
Polarization Measurement, Analysis, and Applications V
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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