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Dynamic acousto-optic photopolarimeter/ spectrophotopolarimeter

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dc.contributor.author El-Saba, Aed
dc.contributor.author Abushagur, Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-24T20:12:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-24T20:12:33Z
dc.date.issued 1999-07
dc.identifier.issn 0091-3286
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/8486
dc.description RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/
dc.description.abstract We propose a novel technique for a new division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter capable of complete measurement of the state of polarization of light, as determined by the four Stokes parameters. This photopolarimeter uses an acousto-optic cell in the Raman-Nath regime as a beam splitter to divide the incident beam into four or more components that are used to determine the four Stokes parameters of the incident beam. The acousto-optic photopolarimeter uses no movable parts and thus rapid and simultaneous measurements of the four Stokes parameters are obtained. The instrument matrix of this instrument is nonsingular, hence the state of polarization is completely determined. The acousto-optic photopolarimeter utilizes the useful dynamic grating property that functions as a temporary beam splitter. Power distribution and angle deviations can be easily controlled by varying the driving acoustooptic intensity and frequency. When properly enhanced, this dynamic property can be very useful for several in-line analysis applications. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) - Optical Engineering en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 38 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 7 en_US
dc.subject Acousto-optic en_US
dc.subject Dynamic grating en_US
dc.subject In-line polarimeter en_US
dc.subject Spectrophotopolarimeter en_US
dc.subject Stokes parameters en_US
dc.title Dynamic acousto-optic photopolarimeter/ spectrophotopolarimeter en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.602278

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