Decoupling six effective parameters of anisotropic optical materials using stokes polarimetry

Thi Thu Hien Pham, Yu-Lung Lo

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Abstract

An analytical technique based on the Mueller matrix method and the Stokes parameters is proposed for extracting six effective parameters on the principal axis angle, phase retardance, diattenuation axis angle, diattenuation, optical rotation angle and circular diattenuation value of anisotropic optical materials. In this study, the proposed methodology does not require the principal birefringence axes and diattenuation axes to be aligned. In addition, the linear birefringence (LB), circular birefringence (CB), linear diattenuation (LD), and circular diattenuation (CD), all properties are uniquely decoupled within the analytical model. The feasibility of the proposed methodology is demonstrated by measuring the local effective LB, CB, LD, and CD properties in tested samples such as a quarter-wave plate, a half-wave plate, a polarizer, a polarization controller. As authors' knowledge, this methodology could be the most comprehensive algorithm in extracting all parameters (six parameters) in anisotropic optical materials. Thus, this new algorithm supplies a strong impact in accurately characterizing hybrid properties in anisotropic optical materials without any purification process in sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Measurements, Modeling, and Metrology - Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
Pages365-370
Number of pages6
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Uncasville, CT, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 132011 Jun 16

Other

Other2011 SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityUncasville, CT
Period11-06-1311-06-16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Pham, T. T. H., & Lo, Y-L. (2011). Decoupling six effective parameters of anisotropic optical materials using stokes polarimetry. In Optical Measurements, Modeling, and Metrology - Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Vol. 5, pp. 365-370)