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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 401–403

Double-pass self-spectral-calibration of a polarization state analyzer

Jihad Zallat, Marc Torzynski, and Alex Lallement  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 401-403 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000401


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Abstract

We present a new method that allows efficient spectral calibration for a polarization state analyzer. The procedure does not require any additional polarization optical element other than the polarization state analyzer itself. It uses a double-pass technique that can be achieved up to a very good precision. The method is illustrated using real measurements done at several wavelengths with a rotating wave plate polarization state analyzer. Alignment of axis as well as true retardation at a specific wavelength are easily obtained by a standard function fitting.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2011
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
Jihad Zallat, Marc Torzynski, and Alex Lallement, "Double-pass self-spectral-calibration of a polarization state analyzer," Opt. Lett. 37, 401-403 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-3-401

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