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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1657–1659

Far field of polarization gratings

Carlo G. Someda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1657-1659 (1999)

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In a recent Letter [Opt. Lett. 24, 584 (1999)], Gori analyzed polarization gratings and proposed using them as a tool to measure Stokes parameters. Most of his analysis dealt with the near field, but practical exploitation of his approach relies on the far field. A discussion focusing on the far field is presented, and recipes are suggested for actual implementations of such devices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

Carlo G. Someda, "Far field of polarization gratings," Opt. Lett. 24, 1657-1659 (1999)

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