A new type of the polarimetric interferometer is introduced. It consists of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer and the polarimeter as the polarization detector. The critical thickness of soap films were measured with the polarimetric interferometer.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
S. Kawabata, "Real-time Measurement of the Thickness of Soap Films with the Polarimeteric Interferometer," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA12.
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