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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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    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
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 00218979
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2007 14:55
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:47
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/351

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