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Certification method of Stokes polarimeter and its optical units using magneto-optical modulation
Author(s): M. Y. Sakhnovskiy; B. M. Timochko
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Paper Abstract

We constructed highly sensitive access system for polarized (Stokes parameters) optical beams component registration. It is based on magneto-optical modulation usage. We considered optical properties deflection from ideal for the optical elements that are kept by access system. That is compensator, magneto-optical modulator, and analyzer. For the compensator it's partial linear dichroism and the difference between phase confusion and standard one. For modulator it's partial double beam-reflection. We got total expression for access system signal. It gives main modulation harmonic due to any optical element orientation. This allows testing optical settings without using additional devices. We offered method of Stokes parameters definition. It compensates errors due to optical system parameter deflection from ideal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3904, Fourth International Conference on Correlation Optics, (18 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370412
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M. Y. Sakhnovskiy, Chernivtsy State Univ. (Russia)
B. M. Timochko, Chernivtsy State Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3904:
Fourth International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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