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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1986–1989

White-light performance of a polarization-independent liquid-crystal phase modulator

Thu-Lan Kelly and Gordon D. Love  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1986-1989 (1999)

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The broadband performance of a polarization-insensitive liquid-crystal phase modulator is analyzed, and its effect on an adaptive optics system is quantified.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

Original Manuscript: September 21, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1999
Published: April 1, 1999

Thu-Lan Kelly and Gordon D. Love, "White-light performance of a polarization-independent liquid-crystal phase modulator," Appl. Opt. 38, 1986-1989 (1999)

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