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  • Vol. 53, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1963
  • pp: 801–801

Inexact Senarmont Compensators

A. C. HALL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 53, Issue 7, pp. 801-801 (1963)

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With the use of concepts of elementary physical optics it is shown under what conditions the application of inexact compensators to the analysis of elliptically polarized light is justified. The validity of a procedure used by Vasicek, which has been questioned, is examined in detail.

A. C. HALL, "Inexact Senarmont Compensators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 801-801 (1963)

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  1. J. R. Partington, An Advanced Treatise on Physical Chemistry (Longman's Green and Company, Inc., New York, 1953), Vol. IV, pp. 156 et seq.
  2. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1959), pp. 24 et seq.
  3. Reference 2, p. 689.
  4. A. Vasicek, Czech. J. Phys. 4, 204–220 (1954).
  5. Robert C. Plumb, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 892 (1960).

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