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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1976
  • pp: 976–978

Two simple graphical methods for determining the action of a system of polarizers and retarders

A. V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 9, pp. 976-978 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000976


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Abstract

Two new graphical methods for determining the action of a system of polarizers and retarders are presented. The derivation and construction of these graphical methods are simple and direct and do not involve the conventional Poincaré sphere representation or quarternions.

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A. V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath, "Two simple graphical methods for determining the action of a system of polarizers and retarders," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 976-978 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-9-976

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