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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3279–3281

Stabilization of a channeled spectropolarimeter by self-calibration

Atsushi Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Oka, Hiroshi Okabe, and Masayuki Hayakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3279-3281 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003279


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Abstract

A novel method to stabilize a channeled spectropolarimeter is described. The fluctuating retardations of the high-order retarders used in the spectropolarimeter are calibrated in parallel to the measurement of the wavenumber-dependent state of polarization (SOP) of light. Both the calibration of the retarders and the measurement of the SOP can be made simultaneously using a single light to be measured, and hence the resultant wavenumber-dependent SOP is almost immune to fluctuation of the retardations. The effectiveness of this method is experimentally demonstrated with retardation fluctuations induced by a temperature change up to 40 ° C .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

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Citation
Atsushi Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Oka, Hiroshi Okabe, and Masayuki Hayakawa, "Stabilization of a channeled spectropolarimeter by self-calibration," Opt. Lett. 31, 3279-3281 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-22-3279

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