Polarizer uniformity measurements taken with an imaging polarimeter

Joseph L. Pezzaniti, Russell A. Chipman, Stephen C. McClain

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The objective of this paper is to evaluate four types of polarizers in terms of three criteria: (1) their contrast ration, (2) the uniformity of their contrast ratios across 20 mm apertures, and (3) the uniformity of their transmission axis orientations across 20 mm apertures. The types of polarizers evaluated are calcite Glan-Thompson polarizers, polarizing beam splitters, silver glass polarizers, and stretched polymer polarizers. The measurements are performed with a rotating polarizer imaging polarimeter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsDennis H. Goldstein, David B. Chenault
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819415898
StatePublished - 1994
EventPolarization Analysis and Measurement II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1994Jul 27 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPolarization Analysis and Measurement II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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