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Polarization dependence compensation in transmission of chiral elements by use of a π-shifted Sagnac loop interferometer
Author(s): Hourieh Exir; Ilya Golub
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Paper Abstract

Chiral materials possess circular dichroism property that leads to difference in absorption between left and right handed circularly polarized beams. Using these materials in an optical system or measuring their properties causes transmission impairments such as circular dichroism (CD). Using Jones matrix analysis we show the polarization independence in transmission of a chiral element placed in a Sagnac loop interferometer containing a half-wave plate. Keywords: Chiral, circular dichroism, Jones matrix, Sagnac loop interferometer

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8412, Photonics North 2012, 84121K (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981927
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Hourieh Exir, Algonquin College (Canada)
Ilya Golub, Algonquin College (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8412:
Photonics North 2012
Jean-Claude Kieffer, Editor(s)

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