This paper presents a method of measuring the phase difference of the vibrations of the electric vectors of the orthogonal linearly polarized components of optical radiation transmitted through a birefringent medium. The method is based on a measurement of the phase difference of the electric signals from two photodetectors and uses the fast Fourier transformation.
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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011
G. N. Vishnyakov, G. G. Levin, and A. G. Lomakin, "Measuring the phase difference when there is linear birefringence in a differential phase polarimeter with a rotating analyzer," J. Opt. Technol. 78, 618-622 (2011)