Polarization and phase shifting interferometry

Conference contribution
(Conference Contribution)

Publication Details

Author(s): Rothau S, Mantel K, Lindlein N
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 10329
Conference Proceedings Title: Proc. SPIE 10329
Pages range: 1032903-1032903-7


This publication presents a novel interferometric method for the simultaneous measurement of the phase andstate of polarization of a light wave with arbitrary, in particular locally varying elliptical polarization. The mea-surement strategy is based on variations of the reference wave concerning phase and polarization and processingthe interference patterns so obtained. With this method, that is very similar to the classical phase shiftinginterferometry, a complete analysis of spatially variant states of polarization and their phase fronts can be donein one measurement cycle. Furthermore, a direct analysis of specimens under test regarding birefringence andthe impact on the phase of the incoming light can be realized. The theoretical description of the investigatedmethods and their experimental implementation are presented.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Lindlein, Norbert Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Rothau, Sergej Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)

External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts (MPL) / Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

How to cite

Rothau, S., Mantel, K., & Lindlein, N. (2017). Polarization and phase shifting interferometry. In Proc. SPIE 10329 (pp. 1032903-1032903-7).

Rothau, Sergej, Klaus Mantel, and Norbert Lindlein. "Polarization and phase shifting interferometry." Proceedings of the Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection X 2017. 1032903-1032903-7.


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