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Planar Poincare chart - A planar graphic representation of the state of light polarizationThe planar Poincare chart, which represents the complete planar equivalence of the Poincare sphere, is proposed. The four sets of basic lines are drawn on two separate charts for the generalization and convenience of reading the scale. The chart indicates the rotation of the principal axes of linear birefringent material. The relationships between parameters of the two charts are given as 2xi-2phi (orientation angle of the major axis-ellipticity angle) pair and 2alpha-delta (angle of amplitude ratio-phase difference angle) pair. The results are useful for designing and analyzing polarization properties of optical components with birefringent properties.
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Tedjojuwono, Ken K.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hunter, William W., Jr.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Ocheltree, Stewart L.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
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August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
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Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 28
ISSN: 0003-6935
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