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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 3007–3009

Retardagraphy: a technique for optical recording of the retardance pattern of an optical anisotropic object on a polarization-sensitive film using a single beam

Daisuke Barada, Kiyonobu Tamura, Takashi Fukuda, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 3007-3009 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.003007


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Abstract

A technique that employs a single laser beam is proposed for recording the retardance of an optical anisotropic object. The retardance pattern is converted into a polarization pattern using a quarter-wave plate and recorded on a polarization-sensitive medium. The recording medium is illuminated by homogeneous polarized light, and the light transmitted by the recording medium is analyzed to reconstruct the recorded retardance pattern.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

History
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2008
Published: December 12, 2008

Citation
Daisuke Barada, Kiyonobu Tamura, Takashi Fukuda, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai, "Retardagraphy: a technique for optical recording of the retardance pattern of an optical anisotropic object on a polarization-sensitive film using a single beam," Opt. Lett. 33, 3007-3009 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-24-3007

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