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Applications of optical vortex birefringence compensator
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Paper Abstract

In this paper some possible applications of a new device - Optical Vortex Birefringence Compensator (OVBC) are proposed. The arrangement consisting of two Wollaston prisms placed between the linear polarizer and analyzer allows to generate regular and stable optical vortex lattice. Inserting the measured medium into the OVBC can result in either the deformation or the displacement of obtained vortex lattice. Tracing the lattice shift or its geometry changes after the inserting the measured medium one can measure its optical properties. The main applications of the presented setup seem to be the measurements of the angular deformation of the wave front and the properties of the linearly birefringent media. In the paper the numerical simulations as well as the analysis of the interferograms taken from experiment are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6617, Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology, 66170L (18 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.726228
Show Author Affiliations
Monika Borwińska, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Kurzynowski, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Agnieszka Popiołek-Masajada, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6617:
Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology
Harald Bosse; Bernd Bodermann; Richard M. Silver, Editor(s)

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