Evaluation of Mueller matrix of achromatic axially symmetric wave plate

Toshitaka Wakayama, Kazuki Komaki, Israel J. Vaughn, J Scott Tyo, Yukitoshi Otani, Toru Yoshizawa

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Abstract

Axially symmetric polarized beams have attracted great interest recently in the field of optics. There have been several viable proposals concerning axially symmetric polarizers, also referred to as radial polarizers. In contrast, proposals for axially symmetric wave plates have strong dependence on wavelength. Moreover, the structure of the axially symmetric wave plates inherently introduces spatial dispersion. As a solution to these problems, we propose an achromatic axially symmetric wave plate based on internal Fresnel reflection that does not introduce spatial dispersion. It is possible to generate the achromatic axially symmetric polarized beam. In this paper, we show the principle of the achromatic axially symmetric wave plate and the evaluation results of the optical element using a Mueller matrix polarimeter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 29 2013

Other

OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/138/29/13

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Keywords

  • Axially symmetrical polarized beam
  • Fresnel reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Wakayama, T., Komaki, K., Vaughn, I. J., Tyo, J. S., Otani, Y., & Yoshizawa, T. (2013). Evaluation of Mueller matrix of achromatic axially symmetric wave plate. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8873). [88730P] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023849