Polarization and phase-shifting interferometry for arbitrary, locally varying polarization states

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Rothau S, Kellermann C, Mayer S, Mantel KP, Lindlein N
Journal: Applied Optics
Publisher: OSA - The Optical Society
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 56
Journal issue: 5
Pages range: 1422-1430
ISSN: 2155-3165


Abstract


This publication presents what we believe is a novel interferometric method for the simultaneous measurement of the phase and state of polarization of a light wave with arbitrary polarization; in particular, it can be varying elliptical. The measurement strategy is based on variations of the reference wave, concerning phase and polarization and processing the interference patterns so obtained. With this method, which is very similar to classical phase-shifting interferometry, the general analysis of spatially variant states of polarization and their phase fronts can be done in one measurement cycle. Furthermore, the analysis of different optical elements regarding the impact on the polarization and phase of the incoming light can be realized. After the theoretical description of the method and the mathematical discussion of different algorithms, the realized measurement setup is presented. Afterward, the accuracy of the method is discussed.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kellermann, Christine
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Lindlein, Norbert Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Mantel, Klaus Peter Dr.
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
Rothau, Sergej Dr.
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik


How to cite

APA:
Rothau, S., Kellermann, C., Mayer, S., Mantel, K.P., & Lindlein, N. (2017). Polarization and phase-shifting interferometry for arbitrary, locally varying polarization states. Applied Optics, 56(5), 1422-1430. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.56.001422

MLA:
Rothau, Sergej, et al. "Polarization and phase-shifting interferometry for arbitrary, locally varying polarization states." Applied Optics 56.5 (2017): 1422-1430.

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