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Hybrid polarization control
Author(s): George R Gray; Edem Ibragimov; Joseph Sluz; Raymond Sova
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method of polarization control that combines rotatable waveplates (angle control) and variable retarders (retardance control). Such a “hybrid” polarization controller performs far better than conventional controllers, allowing nearly perfect arbitrary-to-arbitrary polarization transformations. We show theoretically that the two control parameters augment one another because they tend to result in orthogonal movements on the Poincaré sphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5814, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, (24 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606952
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George R Gray, Gray Engineering Consultants (United States)
Edem Ibragimov, Scintera Networks, Inc. (United States)
Joseph Sluz, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Raymond Sova, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5814:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael J. Hayduk; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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