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Polarimeter for mapping spatial distribution of dynamic state of polarization
Author(s): Yoshihiro Ohtsuka; Kazuhiko Oka
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Paper Abstract

A novel polarimeter for mapping the spatiotemporal state of polarization (SOP) of light is presented. A reference beam of light consisting of orthogonal linearly polarized two components interferes with an elliptically polarized signal beam whose SOP varies with space and time, and thereby a mesh-like interference pattern is formed over a wide-band MOS TV camera, followed by a computer. No use of any polarization component such as a rotating analyzer allows us to map a change in spatiotemporal SOP. The space- and time-dependent ellipse and azimuth for the elliptically polarized signal beam of light are mapped as an experimental demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138814
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshihiro Ohtsuka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhiko Oka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1746:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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