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Automated Retardation Measurement
Author(s): Gerald R. Lange
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Paper Abstract

Eastman Kodak Company has developed an automated method of measuring double pass optical retardation. The retardation of interest is caused by cover sheet or transparent substrate birefringence of completed optical disks. The method lends itself to producing continuous curves of double pass retardation measurements at a constant radius around a disk or along a line. It is inherently insensitive to the orientation of the optical axes of the sample. The theory, equipment and capabilities will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0899, Optical Storage Technology and Applications, (2 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944616
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Gerald R. Lange, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0899:
Optical Storage Technology and Applications
Donald B. Carlin; Albert A. Jamberdino; Yoshito Tsunoda, Editor(s)

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