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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27032–27042

The polarization properties of a tilted polarizer

Jan Korger, Tobias Kolb, Peter Banzer, Andrea Aiello, Christoffer Wittmann, Christoph Marquardt, and Gerd Leuchs  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27032-27042 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.027032


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Abstract

Polarizers are key components in optical science and technology. Thus, understanding the action of a polarizer beyond oversimplifying approximations is crucial. In this work, we study the interaction of a polarizing interface with an obliquely incident wave experimentally. To this end, a set of Mueller matrices is acquired employing a novel procedure robust against experimental imperfections. We connect our observation to a geometric model, useful to predict the effect of polarizers on complex light fields.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

Citation
Jan Korger, Tobias Kolb, Peter Banzer, Andrea Aiello, Christoffer Wittmann, Christoph Marquardt, and Gerd Leuchs, "The polarization properties of a tilted polarizer," Opt. Express 21, 27032-27042 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-27032


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