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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 8156–8157

Precise Polarization Measurements Using Polarizing Sheets

Alfredo Dubra and José A. Ferrari  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 34, pp. 8156-8157 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.008156


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Abstract

We show how to correct polarization measurements performed with non-ideal polarizers. The formulas presented in this note can be used to perform precise polarization measurements using inexpensive polarizing sheets.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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Alfredo Dubra and José A. Ferrari, "Precise Polarization Measurements Using Polarizing Sheets," Appl. Opt. 37, 8156-8157 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-34-8156


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  1. G. N. Ramachandran, S. Ramaseshan, “Cristal Optics,” Handbuch der Physik, S. Flügge, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1961), XXV/1, pp. 1–217.
  2. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, sixth ed. (Pergamon Press, Oxford, U.K., 1989). Section 10.8.

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