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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3507–3509

Static polarization-difference interference imaging spectrometer

Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Wenyi Ren, and Chenling Jia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3507-3509 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003507


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Abstract

A static polarization-difference imaging spectrometer is conceptually described and demonstrated through experiment. It consists of a Wollaston prism, a Savart polariscope, a linear analyzer, and a CCD camera. This design improves the existing polarization-difference system by eliminating its moving parts and obtaining the spectral variation of the polarization state, and making the system more compact and robust. After simultaneously acquiring two sequential interference images corresponding to two orthogonal polarization states, the hyperspectral images of the states can be reconstructed, respectively. The use of uniaxial birefringent crystal can widen the detectable spectral region.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2012
Published: August 17, 2012

Citation
Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Wenyi Ren, and Chenling Jia, "Static polarization-difference interference imaging spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 37, 3507-3509 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3507


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