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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2008
  • pp: 2721–2728

Pauli algebraic analysis of polarized light modulation

Tiberiu Tudor  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 14, pp. 2721-2728 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.002721


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Abstract

The modification of the polarization and spectral structure of light by electro-optic modulation with longitudinal effect in crystals of class 4 ¯ 2 m is analyzed in the frame of a Pauli algebraic and Poincaré geometric approach. The results are generalized, in a vectorial Pauli algebraic form, for any birefringent time-varying device.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2008
Published: May 9, 2008

Citation
Tiberiu Tudor, "Pauli algebraic analysis of polarized light modulation," Appl. Opt. 47, 2721-2728 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-14-2721


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