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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1125–1127

Disorientated optical polarization devices

Tiberiu Tudor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1125-1127 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001125


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Abstract

By using a pure operatorial (nonmatrix) approach to some of the variable composite polarization devices, we show that for some values of the variable internal parameters, these devices lose their anisotropy. Their principal axes, or more generally their eigenvectors, become undetermined, i.e., in this sense, the anisotropic devices get “disorientated.”

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

Citation
Tiberiu Tudor, "Disorientated optical polarization devices," Opt. Lett. 36, 1125-1127 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1125


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