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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 34 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 7218–7228

Conoscopic evaluation of the birefringence of gradient-index lenses: infidelity sources

Diana Tentori and Javier Camacho  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 34, pp. 7218-7228 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.007218


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Abstract

Gradient-index lenses are samples whose special characteristics must be taken into account to design the optical polariscopes that can be applied in the evaluation of their birefringence. We discuss the main infidelity sources that modify the conoscopic patterns when a traditional polariscopic setup is used.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(120.5240) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Photometry
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2001
Published: December 1, 2002

Citation
Diana Tentori and Javier Camacho, "Conoscopic evaluation of the birefringence of gradient-index lenses: infidelity sources," Appl. Opt. 41, 7218-7228 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-34-7218


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