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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2799–2801

Halfwave retarder for all polarization states

Rajendra Bhandari  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2799-2801 (1997)

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We show that a device consisting of an optical rotator placed between two identically oriented quarter-wave plates always acts as a halfwave retarder for some pair of orthogonal elliptically polarized states that can be selected by linear adjustment of the optical rotation and orientation of the quarter-wave plates.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1996
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 1996
Published: May 1, 1997

Rajendra Bhandari, "Halfwave retarder for all polarization states," Appl. Opt. 36, 2799-2801 (1997)

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