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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1709–1711

Parallel-slab division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter

A. M. El-Saba, R. M. A. Azzam, and M. A. G. Abushagur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 1709-1711 (1996)

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A division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter (DOAP) is described that uses a dielectric parallel-slab (PS) beam splitter that is coated with a high-reflectance metal on one side at oblique incidence. The instrument matrix of the PS DOAP is nonsingular, hence all four Stokes parameters can be measured simultaneously over a broad (UV–visible–IR) spectral range. The parallel, evenly spaced, reflected beams simplify interfacing of the PS DOAP with linear photodetector arrays for both single-wavelength and spectroscopic polarimetry. The PS DOAP has several degrees of freedom that can be controlled for optimum performance.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 14, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

A. M. El-Saba, R. M. A. Azzam, and M. A. G. Abushagur, "Parallel-slab division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter," Opt. Lett. 21, 1709-1711 (1996)

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