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.
© 1976 Optical Society of America
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)