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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1711–1713

Spatial Fourier-transform polarimetry using space-variant subwavelength metal-stripe polarizers

Ze’ev Bomzon, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1711-1713 (2001)

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A novel method for rapid polarization measurement is suggested. The method is based on a periodic space-variant polarizer that can be realized by use of subwavelength metal-stripe gratings. The Stokes parameters of the incident beam are determined by Fourier analysis of the space-variant intensity transmitted through the grating, thus permitting real-time polarization measurement. We discuss the design and realization of such polarizers and demonstrate our technique with polarization measurements of CO2-laser radiation at a wavelength of 10.6μm.

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(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Ze’ev Bomzon, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman, "Spatial Fourier-transform polarimetry using space-variant subwavelength metal-stripe polarizers," Opt. Lett. 26, 1711-1713 (2001)

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