Abstract

An experimental method for investigation of the anisotropy of transparent objects has been developed. To avoid birefringence during reflection, the polarization of the probing light is chosen according to Brewster’s conditions, and the polarization is modulated behind the studied object. The method was sampled by study of the stress-induced birefringence of the total internal reflection prisms (TIRP’s) of laser gyroscopes caused by the interaction of the prisms with different foundations. Essential nonmonotonic space dependence of TIRP birefringence has been observed. For the grounding of the method and for analysis and interpretation of the obtained results, a theoretical investigation of stress-induced birefringence of TIRP’s was done. Good qualitative agreement with experimental results provides support for the efficiency of the devised method.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Wave propagation through a medium with static and dynamic birefringence: theory of the photoelastic modulator

J. Badoz, M. P. Silverman, and J. C. Canit
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(4) 672-682 (1990)

Stokes-vector and Mueller-matrix polarimetry [Invited]

R. M. A. Azzam
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 33(7) 1396-1408 (2016)

Method to simulate and analyse induced stresses for laser crystal packaging technologies

Pol Ribes-Pleguezuelo, Site Zhang, Erik Beckert, Ramona Eberhardt, Frank Wyrowski, and Andreas Tünnermann
Opt. Express 25(6) 5927-5940 (2017)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (30)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription