Lecture 13 Polarization and waveplates

Lecture 13 Polarization and waveplates - Polarization and...

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olarization and Waveplates Polarization and Waveplates • Polarization states • Linear polarizers • Free space Waveplates • Fiber waveleplates • Optical isolators Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 1
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inearly Polarized Light Linearly Polarized Light xes determined by optical components or by definition Axes determined by optical components, or by definition E x and E z in phase Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 2
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olarization States Polarization States E x and E z equal amplitude E x and E z 90° out of phase • Field rotates about propagation axis E x and E z arbitrary but fixed amplitude and phase Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 3
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tokes Vector Stokes Vector 0 S = 2 1 S S S 3 S S out = M s in Mueller Matrix for M = Mueller Matrix for polarization component Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 4
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ueller Matrices Mueller Matrices Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 5
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olarizers Polarizers irefringent Birefringent Polarization- dependent refractive index d i t l i t i t Redirects one polarization component Dichroic Polarization-dependent absorption Absorbs one polarization component Spring 2010 Mat 288S Optoelectronic Measurements 6
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irefringent Polarizers Birefringent Polarizers E n undergoes total internal reflection, E p does not.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course ECE 227A taught by Professor Coldren during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Lecture 13 Polarization and waveplates - Polarization and...

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