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Senarmont compensator for elliptically birefringent media
Author(s): Piotr Kurzynowski
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Paper Abstract

The application of the Senarmont compensator setup for measuring of elliptically birefringent media properties is presented. The measurement procedure is carried out in two steps. In the first one, the medium is treated as a linearly birefringent, while, after a little modification of the measurement setup, is treated as a circularly one. Formulae for the phase shift introduced by the medium and the ellipticity angle of the first eigenvector of the medium are presented, also in the case when the quartenvave plate does not introduce the phase shift that is equal exactly 90°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5259, 13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (21 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545178
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Piotr Kurzynowski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5259:
13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac; Jan Masajada, Editor(s)

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