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A method of measurement of polarized light ellipticity only
Author(s): S. A. Asselborn; N. D. Kundikova; I. V. Novikov
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Paper Abstract

A new method of determination of only an ellipticity of a state of polarization of a coherent radiation is proposed. The method is based on a spatial separation of a wave with the arbitrary ellipticity of a state of polarization into two waves with mutually orthogonal circular states of polarization. To part elliptically polarized light into two waves with orthogonal circular polarizations, the optical Magnus effect in a multimode optic fiber and a phase conjugator were used. The main advantage of a method is dealing with light intensities of almost the same values in the case of weekly elliptically polarized light. It was shown experimentally that precision of measuring increases noticeably for weakly elliptically polarized light. The simple device for the determination of the polarized light ellipticity is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6024, ICO20: Optical Devices and Instruments, 60240D (9 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.666817
Show Author Affiliations
S. A. Asselborn, Joint Nonlinear Optics Lab. of IEP and SUSU (Russia)
N. D. Kundikova, Joint Nonlinear Optics Lab. of IEP and SUSU (Russia)
I. V. Novikov, Joint Nonlinear Optics Lab. of IEP and SUSU (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6024:
ICO20: Optical Devices and Instruments
James C. Wyant; X. J. Zhang, Editor(s)

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