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Accounting For Polarization In Electrooptical Systems
Author(s): Russell A. Chipman; Qibo Zhou
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Paper Abstract

For the majority of optical systems it is typically assumed that the transmitted wavefront has uniform (or Gaussian) amplitude and constant polarization state. This is the default assumption of geometrical optics. This paper considers methods suitable for analyzing systems where this assumption is not valid. Such methods of polarization analysis include polarization ray tracing and polarization aberration theory. Definitions of the basic classes of polarization phenomena and a review of the Jones calculus are included to form a basis for the discussion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1987
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0776, Metrology of Optoelectronic Systems, (6 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940444
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Russell A. Chipman, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Qibo Zhou, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0776:
Metrology of Optoelectronic Systems
Edward M. Granger, Editor(s)

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