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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3390–3396

Measurements of elliptically birefringent media parameters in optical vortex birefringence compensator

Władysław A. Woźniak and Marcelina Banach  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 18, pp. 3390-3396 (2008)

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A new application of the optical vortex birefringence compensator has been presented. Two parameters of elliptically birefringent medium, an ellipticity angle and an optical path difference, can be measured simultaneously in the setup based on the C polarization type singularities generated using two Wollaston compensators. The theory and numerical investigations of the proposed method have been presented as well as some experiments verifying our theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2008
Published: June 18, 2008

Władysław A. Woźniak and Marcelina Banach, "Measurements of elliptically birefringent media parameters in optical vortex birefringence compensator," Appl. Opt. 47, 3390-3396 (2008)

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