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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3811–3813

Channeled spectropolarimetry using a coherent white-light continuum

Toshihiro Somekawa, Kazuhiko Oka, and Masayuki Fujita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3811-3813 (2010)

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We carry out polarization measurements using a coherent white-light continuum as a light source for channeled spectropolarimetry. The white-light continuum, whose spectrum ranges from the UV to the IR region, is generated in Kr gas by a terawatt femtosecond laser system. The complete set of Stokes parameters from 450 700 nm are reconstructed from one spectral measurement. Also, the effectiveness of channeled spectropolarimetry using a coherent white-light continuum is experimentally demonstrated with a highly attenuating sample whose transmittance is as low as 10 6 .

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OCIS Codes
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2010
Published: November 9, 2010

Toshihiro Somekawa, Kazuhiko Oka, and Masayuki Fujita, "Channeled spectropolarimetry using a coherent white-light continuum," Opt. Lett. 35, 3811-3813 (2010)

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