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Topological phases and birefringent plate parameters measuring
Author(s): V. A. Andreev; Konstantin V. Indukaev
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Paper Abstract

The procedure of measuring the birefringent plate parameters is discussed. It is shown that these parameters, both optical and geometric, can be measured with the help of Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The phase measured by means of an interferometer is a sum of several separate phases each of which is connected with a specific characteristic of the plate. Some of these phase are optical topological phases such as Rytov-Vladimirskii and Pancharantnam phases. Using their properties one can pick separate terms out of the general sum measured by the interferometer using the beams of different polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5476, Saratov Fall Meeting 2003: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy, and Molecular Modeling IV, (13 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579278
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V. A. Andreev, AMPHORA Labs. Co., Ltd. (Russia)
Konstantin V. Indukaev, AMPHORA Labs. Co., Ltd. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5476:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2003: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy, and Molecular Modeling IV
Vladimir L. Derbov; Leonid A. Melnikov; Lev M. Babkov, Editor(s)

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