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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2076–2078

Slow-light birefringence and polarization interferometry

Umberto Bortolozzo, Stefania Residori, and Jean-Pierre Huignard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2076-2078 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002076


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Abstract

By performing two-beam coupling experiments in a liquid-crystal light valve, we report a large slow-light birefringence (SLB) phenomenon, with orthogonal polarization states traveling at very different group velocities. We show that SLB can be exploited for realizing a common-path polarization interferometer able to detect phase variations with enhanced sensitivity.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Holographic interferometry
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Citation
Umberto Bortolozzo, Stefania Residori, and Jean-Pierre Huignard, "Slow-light birefringence and polarization interferometry," Opt. Lett. 35, 2076-2078 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2076

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