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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 1977
  • pp: 101–103

Digital lock-in technique for measurement of polarization of radiation

C. Denise Caldwell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 101-103 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.1.000101


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Abstract

A highly versatile polarimeter has been constructed for determining all the Stokes parameters for a beam of radiation. Polarization measurements are performed using digital lock-in techniques by replacing the linear retardation plate with an electro-optic crystal, which can be externally modulated. The device lends itself readily to laboratory applications and provides the possibility of measuring small polarization quite accurately.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 1977
Published: September 1, 1977

Citation
C. Denise Caldwell, "Digital lock-in technique for measurement of polarization of radiation," Opt. Lett. 1, 101-103 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-1-3-101


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