OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1293–1296

A High Time Resolution Polarimeter for Laser Analysis

Sun Lu and T. A. Rabson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1293-1296 (1966)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (724 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A technique that has a time resolution capability of better than 0.1 μsec has been developed for the measurement of the polarization of a light beam. This technique has proven useful in measuring the polarization of pulsed laser beams because changes in polarization from spike to spike also may be measured. In essence, the method of measurement is to split the beam into identical components and to pass these components through various polarization analyzers at different angles. The intensity of the beams after passing through the analyzers is measured by photomultipliers, and the output of the photomultipliers are recorded on oscilloscopes.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 12, 1965
Published: August 1, 1966

Sun Lu and T. A. Rabson, "A High Time Resolution Polarimeter for Laser Analysis," Appl. Opt. 5, 1293-1296 (1966)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. D. F. Nelson, R. J. Collins, in Advances in Quantum Electronics, J. S. Singer, Ed. (Columbia University Press, New York, 1961), p. 79.
  2. J. H. Brunton, Appl. Opt. 3, 1241 (1964). [CrossRef]
  3. T. J. Pavliscak, J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. 73, 206 (1964).
  4. M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965). [CrossRef]
  6. J. S. Courtney-Pratt, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress High Speed Photography (H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon N. V., Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1964).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited