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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 926–931

Spectral analysis of device operators: the rotating birefringent plate

Tiberiu Tudor  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 926-931 (2001)

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Spectral analysis of device (instrument) operators, as an alternative approach to dynamic polarization phenomena, is presented by means of the example of a classical time-varying optical device: the rotating bi refringent plate. The mutual coherence matrices of right and left circularly polarized light are emphasized in the spectral structure of the rotating-plate matrix, and their physical significance is analyzed.

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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2000
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2000
Published: April 1, 2001

Tiberiu Tudor, "Spectral analysis of device operators: the rotating birefringent plate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 926-931 (2001)

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