OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2007
  • pp: 4793–4803

Second-harmonic-generation-polarimeter calibration by means of a quartz plate

Paul Lemaillet, Sylvain Rivet, Fabrice Pellen, Bernard Le Jeune, and Jack Cariou  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 21, pp. 4793-4803 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.004793


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (847 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A dual-rotating-retarder polarimeter was used to determine the six measurable observables of the first hyperpolarizability tensor. Calibration of such an instrument requires a reference sample dedicated to wavelength conversion. We calibrated our experimental setup by using a quartz-plate sample in a two step procedure: at first the first retarder then the second one. The retardance and ellipticity angle of both retarders were estimated by minimizing a χ2 function. We estimated the standard deviation of each parameter from noise spreading and performed this calibration procedure for two experimental case studies, i.e., two angular positions of the quartz sample.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007

Citation
Paul Lemaillet, Sylvain Rivet, Fabrice Pellen, Bernard Le Jeune, and Jack Cariou, "Second-harmonic-generation-polarimeter calibration by means of a quartz plate," Appl. Opt. 46, 4793-4803 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-21-4793

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited