Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing

Russell A Chipman, Justin Wolfe

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Abstract

Mueller matrix imaging polarimetry was used to study stress in a series of a high numerical aperture molded glass lenses. An interesting radially symmetric retardance was found which resembled the polarization aberration induced by coatings. Upon investigation the source of the polarization aberration is traced to a remarkably symmetric radial stress birefringence in the glass believed to arise during fire-polishing of the surfaces. While annealing the lenses relieves much of the stress birefringence, reducing the retardance of the lenses by a factor of five, the lenses remained unusable for critical polarization applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.A. Shaw, J.S. Tyo
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Volume5888
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2005Aug 4 2005

Other

OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/2/058/4/05

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Aberrations
aberration
Lenses
lenses
Annealing
Polarization
Glass
annealing
glass
polarization
Birefringence
birefringence
Polarimeters
polarimetry
numerical aperture
Polishing
polishing
Fires
Imaging techniques
coatings

Keywords

  • Annealing
  • Depolarization
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization aberration
  • Retardance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Chipman, R. A., & Wolfe, J. (2005). Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing. In J. A. Shaw, & J. S. Tyo (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5888, pp. 1-8). [588809] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618198

Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing. / Chipman, Russell A; Wolfe, Justin.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.A. Shaw; J.S. Tyo. Vol. 5888 2005. p. 1-8 588809.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chipman, RA & Wolfe, J 2005, Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing. in JA Shaw & JS Tyo (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5888, 588809, pp. 1-8, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/2/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618198
Chipman RA, Wolfe J. Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing. In Shaw JA, Tyo JS, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5888. 2005. p. 1-8. 588809 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618198
Chipman, Russell A ; Wolfe, Justin. / Reducing symmetric polarization aberrations in a molded glass lens by annealing. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.A. Shaw ; J.S. Tyo. Vol. 5888 2005. pp. 1-8
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