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Polarimetry: measurements, error analysis, and application
Author(s): C. Flueraru; X. Cai; S. Chang
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Paper Abstract

A simple polarimeter based upon a quarter wave plate and a polarizer is presented. Rotating the quarter wave plate all Stokes vector components are calculated by processing the intensity variation. The effect of misalignment in the linear polarizer azimuth and the deviation from the π/2 retardance of the quarter wave plate is analytical and experimental investigated. The technique is consolidated by using two algorithms for Stokes vector calculation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5858, Nano- and Micro-Metrology, 58580H (26 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612648
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C. Flueraru, Institute for Microstructural Science, NRC (Canada)
X. Cai, Institute for Microstructural Science, NRC (Canada)
S. Chang, Institute for Microstructural Science, NRC (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5858:
Nano- and Micro-Metrology
Heidi Ottevaere; Peter DeWolf; Diederik S. Wiersma, Editor(s)

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