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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2007
  • pp: 6662–6668

Spectral Stokesmeter. 1. Implementation of the device

Todor Todorov, Ludmila Nikolova, Georgi Stoilov, and Boian Hristov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 27, pp. 6662-6668 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.006662


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Abstract

We describe a spectral Stokesmeter: a device for fast simultaneous measurement of the four Stokes parameters of light. It consists of an original optical part, a four-channel scanning optoelectronic system, and a controlling computer system. The original optical scheme was first proposed by us. It is based on two holographic gratings, one of which is a special type of polarization grating. It allows an easy calibration of the device comprising wavelength and sensitivity calibration. The spectral range of the present implementation of the spectral Stokesmeter is 520-750 nm, and the error in the measurement of the normalized Stokes parameters is ≤0.05.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2007
Published: September 11, 2007

Citation
Todor Todorov, Ludmila Nikolova, Georgi Stoilov, and Boian Hristov, "Spectral Stokesmeter. 1. Implementation of the device," Appl. Opt. 46, 6662-6668 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-27-6662


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