The retardance associated with a three-by-three polarization ray tracing matrix P is analyzed. A method to separate the geometrical transformation from the “physical” retardance is presented using a non-polarizing ray tracing matrix Q.
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(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
G. Yun and R. Chipman, "Three-Dimensional Polarization Ray Tracing, Retardance," in International Optical Design Conference and Optical Fabrication and Testing , OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper IWA6.
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