Polarization errors associated with birefingent waveplates
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birefringence.,
  • Misalignment.,
  • Optical waveguides.,
  • Polarimeters.,
  • Polarization (Waves)

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEdward A. West, Matthew H. Smith.
SeriesNASA TM -- 111220., NASA technical memorandum -- 111220.
ContributionsSmith, Matthew., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15423328M

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Although zero-order quartz waveplates are widely used in instrumentation that needs good temperature and field-of-view characteristics, the residual errors associated with these devices can be very important in high-resolution polarimetry measurements. How the field-of-view characteristics are affected by retardation errors and the misalignment of optic axes in a double-crystal waveplate is. Get this from a library! Polarization errors associated with birefingent waveplates. [Edward A West; Matthew H Smith; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Polarization errors associated with birefringent waveplates. West, Edward A. Smith, Matthew H. Abstract. Although zero-order quartz waveplates are widely used in instrumentation that needs good temperature and field-of-view characteristics, the residual errors associated with these devices can be very important in high resolution polarimetry by: 5. Read "Polarization errors associated with birefringent waveplates, Optical Engineering" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.

By a combination of quarter-wave plates made of different birefringent materials it is possible to produce achromatic quarter-wave plates whose degree of achromatism is dependant on the dispersions of birefringence and on the thicknesses of the individual quarter-wave plates. These waveplates are widely used in optical instrumentation and the residual errors associated with these devices can. Polarization errors associated with zero-order achromatic quarter-wave plates in the whole These waveplates are widely used in optical West and M. H. Smith, "Polarization errors associated with birefringent waveplates," Proc. SPIE , A wave plate or retarder is an optical device that alters the polarization state of a light beam travelling through it. A typical wave plate is simply a birefringent crystal like quartz,calcite etc. with a . Femtosecond laser direct writing (FLDW) enables precise three-dimensional structuring of transparent host materials such as fused silica. With this technique, reliable integrated optical circuits can be written, which are also a possible candidate for future quantum technologies. We demonstrate the manufacturing of integrated waveplates with arbitrary orientations and various phase delays by.

  Polarization errors associated with zero-order achromatic quarter-wave plates in the whole visible spectral range. These waveplates are widely used in optical instrumentation and the residual errors associated with these devices can be very important in high resolution spectro-polarimetry measurements. The misalignment of optic axis in a.   Polarization errors associated with birefringent waveplates Although zero-order quartz waveplates are widely used in instrumentation that needs good temperature and field-of-view characteristics, the residual errors associated with these devices can be very important in high-resolution polarimetry measurements. How the field-of-view characteristics are affected by retardation errors and the misalignment of optic axes in a double-crystal waveplate . Composite waveplates (CWs) consisting of multiple single waveplates are basic polarization elements and widely used to manipulate the polarized light in optical systems, and their performances affect the final accuracy and precision significantly. This research proposes a method for the comprehensive characterization of an arbitrary CW based on spectroscopic Mueller matrix polarimetry.   It is worth pointing out that West and Smith have comprehensively studied the polarization errors associated with birefringent waveplates, including the field-of-view errors, the thickness error, the optic axis tilt errors, and the fast axis misalignment error.