An electro-optic modulator applied to a carrier frequency is used to measure the retardation of a wave plate. This method is not only suitable for any wave plate but also can be operated in real time.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 13, 1992
Published: August 1, 1993
Lih-Horng Shyu, Chieh-Li Chen, and Der-Chin Su, "Method for measuring the retardation of a wave plate," Appl. Opt. 32, 4228-4230 (1993)