Generalized theory and application of Stokes parameter measurements made with a single photoelastic modulator
Liu, YW, Jones, GA, Peng, Y and Shen, T 2006, 'Generalized theory and application of Stokes parameter measurements made with a single photoelastic modulator' , Journal of Applied Physics, 100 (6) , 063537.
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We report in this paper a generalized theory that describes the interaction between a monochromatic light beam and an optical system that includes one photoelastic modulator, one analyzer, and one photodetector. Based on the theory, a detailed four-step procedure is presented, which allows a precise measurement of the four Stokes parameters. An analysis of the systematic and random errors arising from the four-step measurements is also given as well as a calibration procedure that involves the use of a general retardation plate. As a practical application the procedure is used to analyze the magneto-optical properties of magnetic thin films grown on GaAs(001) substrates.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics|
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||23 Aug 2007 14:55|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:20|
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