Abstract

Simplified formulas are given for the calculation of the transmittance ratio of a compensator. The measurement scheme based on these formulas has the following advantages: (1) the value of transmittance ratio is not influenced by the calibration error and imperfections of the polarizer, and (2) a prior exact calibration of the compensator and the analyzer is not required. It is shown that the relative calibration error between the compensator and the analyzer can be determined from the experimentally measured angles. The error analysis of the formulas is presented to provide an understanding to minimize the uncertainty of the final results. Finally the scheme has been applied to the calibration of a Babinet-Soleil compensator and the results are presented.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Analysis of systematic errors in rotating-analyzer ellipsometers*

R. M. A. Azzam and N. M. Bashara
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64(11) 1459-1469 (1974)

Transmittance ratio of a compensator: influence of detector sensitivity

M. P. Kothiyal
Appl. Opt. 16(6) 1521-1524 (1977)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (19)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription