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Field-of-view characteristics of a liquid crystal variable retarder
Author(s): Xifeng Xiao; David G. Voelz; Hiroshi Sugiura
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Paper Abstract

We examine the effect of incident angle on the Liquid Crystal Variable Retarder (LCVR) and develop a Mueller matrix formulation for the LCVR that is a function of incident angle and applied voltage. By comparing the model with laboratory measurements for both linear and circular input polarization, we show that the mathematical model provides a credible representation of a real LCVR. The model can be used to determine the field angle effects of LCVRs in complex optical polarization systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5158, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506851
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Xifeng Xiao, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
David G. Voelz, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Hiroshi Sugiura, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5158:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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