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Gonzalez de Sande, Juan Carlos and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Santarsiero, Massimo (2018) Polarimetry with azimuthally polarized light. Optics communications, 410 . pp. 961-965. ISSN 0030-4018

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2017.10.002


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Abstract

Nonuniformly polarized light can be used for Mueller polarimetry of homogeneous linear samples. In this work, a set up based on using azimuthally polarized input light and a modified commercial light polarimeter is proposed and developed. With this set up, a Mueller submatrix of a sample can be obtained by measuring the Stokes parameters at only three different positions across the output beam section. Symmetry constraints for linear deterministic samples allow the complete Mueller matrix to be deduced for this kind of specimens. The experimental results obtained for phase plates and for a linear polarizer confirm the validity of the proposed method.


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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS) (5. 2017. Porto, Portugal)
This work has been supported by Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under projects FIS2013-46475 and FIS2016-75147.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Mueller-matrix; Beams; Transverse; Propagation; Gratings; Vector; Fields
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:46413
Deposited On:13 Feb 2018 17:05
Last Modified:14 Feb 2018 11:37

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