Abstract

We propose the analysis of 2D intensity contour maps which is based on the optical transmission function for the polarizer-specimen-analyzer system. A small modification of the high-accuracy universal polarimeter (HAUP) technique was used to measure the intensity maps (HAUP maps) and determine the phase retardation, linear dichroism (LD) parameters, and multiple light reflection contribution in uniaxial crystals. We have performed measurements in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis on pure birefringent LiNbO3, birefringent optically active SiO2, and two birefringent optically active dichroic galogermanate crystals doped with Mn3+ and Cr3+ ions. We have obtained good agreement of the experimental data for 532, 633, and 650 nm wavelengths with analytical values. These results extend the capabilities of high-accuracy polarimetry to anisotropic crystal studies.

© 2019 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Dual-wavelength polarimeter application in investigations of the optical activity of a langasite crystal

Mykola Shopa, Nazar Ftomyn, and Yaroslav Shopa
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 34(6) 943-948 (2017)

High-resolution birefringence imaging in three-dimensional stressed models by Fourier polarimetry

Svitlana Berezhna, Ihor Berezhnyy, and Masahisa Takashi
Appl. Opt. 40(28) 4940-4946 (2001)

A Universal Polarimeter*

C. A. Skinner
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 10(4) 491-520 (1925)

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 (7)

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 (18)

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