An ultra compact highly reliable all solid state photopolarimeter

Shizhuo Yin, Purwadi Purwosumarto, Wei Hung Su, Fang Luo

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    Abstract

    In this paper, an ultra compact highly reliable all solid state photopolarimeter is presented. This innovative polarimeter includes: (1) a set of digital Faraday rotators; (2) a photodetector and corresponding processor; (3) and a novel measurement technique so that the temperature and wavelength dependences of magneto-optic crystals are automatically compensated. The major advantages of this novel polarimeter are (1) highly reliable (no mechanical moving parts); (2) highly accurate; (3) fast speed (< 1 ms); and (4) ultra compact size (e.g., 25 mm × 10 mm × 10 mm). It is anticipated this unique polarimeter can have a variety of applications in the areas of polarization monitoring in optics networks, ellipsometry, non-invasive bio-optic sensors, etc.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)12-21
    Number of pages10
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume4989
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2003
    EventPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: Jan 27 2003Jan 28 2003

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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