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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2222–2223

Liquid-crystal phase modulator for unpolarized light

Gordon D. Love  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 2222-2223 (1993)

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A simple method for phase modulating unpolarized light with a double pass through a nematic liquid crystal retarder is described.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 17, 1992
Published: May 1, 1993

Gordon D. Love, "Liquid-crystal phase modulator for unpolarized light," Appl. Opt. 32, 2222-2223 (1993)

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