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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)

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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

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

Diana Tentori and Javier Camacho, "Conoscopic evaluation of the birefringence of gradient-index lenses: infidelity sources," Appl. Opt. 41, 7218-7228 (2002)

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