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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1991
  • pp: 12–14

Measurement of crystal retarders

Steven D. Chidester, John W. Harvey, and Robert P. Hubbard  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 12-14 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.000012


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Abstract

We describe procedures for measuring retardation, the uniformity of retardation, and optical axis alignment of birefringent crystals.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1990
Published: January 1, 1991

Citation
Steven D. Chidester, John W. Harvey, and Robert P. Hubbard, "Measurement of crystal retarders," Appl. Opt. 30, 12-14 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-1-12


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