Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement

Prescription for transforming polarization states of light using two-quarter waveplates

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Radhakrishna Bettegowda

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Materials Science Group, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Kalpakkam, India

Opt. Eng. 56(3), 034110 (Mar 21, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.3.034110
History: Received December 1, 2016; Accepted February 28, 2017
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Abstract.  Transforming polarization states of light from one to another in a controlled manner can be achieved with a minimal gadget consisting of two-quarter waveplates. Using a geometric approach, we demonstrate this result for transforming any completely polarized states of light (CPSL) to any other CPSL, including the orthogonal states. Furthermore, we describe a working algorithm for identifying the fast axis setting of the two-quarter waveplates essential for the state transformation.

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Radhakrishna Bettegowda
"Prescription for transforming polarization states of light using two-quarter waveplates", Opt. Eng. 56(3), 034110 (Mar 21, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.3.034110


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