Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement

Effect of tilt on the performance of a quarter-wave prism retarder

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Biswajit Chakraborty

MECON Limited, R&D Division, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834002, India

Sarbani Chakraborty

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India

Opt. Eng. 55(9), 094102 (Sep 16, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.9.094102
History: Received March 31, 2016; Accepted August 25, 2016
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Abstract.  The rhomb-type achromatic prism retarder utilizes the phase difference introduced at the glass–air interface, where the beam of light undergoes total internal reflection. With the proper choice of glass materials and the number of total internal reflection, it is possible to obtain a desired phase difference. The phase difference introduced is also dependent on the angle of incidence of the light beam at the glass–air interface. A small change in angle of incidence causes a considerable change in phase difference. The change in the phase difference introduced with the change in external angle of incidence of the light beam in an achromatic prism-type quarter-wave retarder is studied both theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results obtained are found to be in accordance with the theoretical results.

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Biswajit Chakraborty and Sarbani Chakraborty
"Effect of tilt on the performance of a quarter-wave prism retarder", Opt. Eng. 55(9), 094102 (Sep 16, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.9.094102


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