Measurement of the optical rotation angle using a rotating-wave-plate stokes polarimeter

J. F. Lin, Y. L. Lo, T. T. Liao, C. C. Chang

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Abstract

A polarimeter based on Stokes-Mueller formalism and rotating-wave-plate Stokes polarimeter is successfully developed to measure the optical rotation angle in a chiral medium. The average relative error in the measured rotation angles of glucose solutions with concentrations ranging from 0 to 1.2g/dl is determined to be 3.78%. The correlation coefficient between the measured rotation angle and the glucose concentration is found to be 0.9995, while the standard deviation is just 0.00376 degrees. From the sol-gel materials containing C17H17ClO6 with concentrations ranging from 0 to 0.0665g/ml, the average relative error in the measured rotation angles is determined to be 3.63%. Consequently, the developed system is evaluated with a precision of 5.4% approximately in rotation angle measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number32004
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 9
Event14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM 2014 - Poitiers, France
Duration: 2010 Jul 42010 Jul 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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