Abstract

A new application of the optical vortex birefringence compensator has been presented. Two parameters of elliptically birefringent medium, an ellipticity angle and an optical path difference, can be measured simultaneously in the setup based on the C polarization type singularities generated using two Wollaston compensators. The theory and numerical investigations of the proposed method have been presented as well as some experiments verifying our theoretical predictions.

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[CrossRef]

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2001 (2)

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Berezhna, S. Y.

Berezhnyy, I. V.

Borwinska, M.

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[CrossRef]

Drobczynski, S.

P. Kurzynowski, W. A. Woźniak, S. Drobczyński, “A new phase difference compensation method for elliptically birefringent media,” Opt. Commun. 267, 44-49 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

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F. Flossman, U. T. Schwarz, and M. Maier, “Polarization singularities from unfolding an optical vortex through a birefringent crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 253901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fraczek, E.

P. Kurzynowski, W. A. Woźniak, and E. Frączek, “Optical vortices generation using the Wollaston prism,” Appl. Opt. 45, 7898-7903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, E. Frączek, and W. Frączek, “Vortex point localization problem in optical vortices Interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 234, 23-28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, E. Frączek, and W. Frączek, “Vortex point localization problem in optical vortices Interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 234, 23-28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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I. Freund and N. Shvartsman, “Wave-field phase singularities: the sign principle,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 5164-5172(1994).

Gaylord, T. K.

Gomez, P.

Hanson, S.

Hernandez, C.

Ina, H.

Ishijima, R.

Kobayashi, H.

Kobayashi, J.

J. Kobayashi and Y. Uesu, “A new optical method and apparatus 'HAUP' for measuring simultaneously optical activity and birefringence of crystals. I. Principles and construction,” J. Appl. Crystallogr. 16, 204-211 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kurzynowski, P.

Maier, M.

F. Flossman, U. T. Schwarz, and M. Maier, “Polarization singularities from unfolding an optical vortex through a birefringent crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 253901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Masajada, J.

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, E. Frączek, and W. Frączek, “Vortex point localization problem in optical vortices Interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 234, 23-28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and D. Wieliczka, “The interferometric system using optical vortices as a phase markers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 85-93 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Miyamoto, Y.

Montarou, C. C.

Popiolek-Masajada, A.

M. Borwińska, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and P. Kurzynowski, “Measurements of birefringent media properties using optical birefringence compensator,” Appl. Opt. 46, 6419-6426 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Borwińska, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and B. Dubik, “Reconstruction of the plane wave tilt and its orientation using optical vortex interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 46, 073604 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Popiołek-Masajada, P. Kurzynowski, W. A. Woźniak, and M. Borwińska, “Measurements of the small wave tilt using the optical vortex interferometer with the Wollaston compensator,” Appl. Opt. 46, 8039-8044 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, E. Frączek, and W. Frączek, “Vortex point localization problem in optical vortices Interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 234, 23-28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and D. Wieliczka, “The interferometric system using optical vortices as a phase markers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 85-93 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schwarz, U. T.

F. Flossman, U. T. Schwarz, and M. Maier, “Polarization singularities from unfolding an optical vortex through a birefringent crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 253901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shvartsman, N.

I. Freund and N. Shvartsman, “Wave-field phase singularities: the sign principle,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 5164-5172(1994).

Soskin, M.

M. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetov, “Singular optics,” in Progress in Optics (Elsevier, 2001), Vol. 42, Chap. 4.

Takashi, M.

Takeda, M.

Uesu, Y.

J. Kobayashi and Y. Uesu, “A new optical method and apparatus 'HAUP' for measuring simultaneously optical activity and birefringence of crystals. I. Principles and construction,” J. Appl. Crystallogr. 16, 204-211 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Vasnetov, M. V.

M. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetov, “Singular optics,” in Progress in Optics (Elsevier, 2001), Vol. 42, Chap. 4.

Wada, A.

Wang, W.

Wieliczka, D.

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and D. Wieliczka, “The interferometric system using optical vortices as a phase markers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 85-93 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wozniak, W. A.

Yokozeki, T.

Appl. Opt. (5)

J. Appl. Crystallogr. (1)

J. Kobayashi and Y. Uesu, “A new optical method and apparatus 'HAUP' for measuring simultaneously optical activity and birefringence of crystals. I. Principles and construction,” J. Appl. Crystallogr. 16, 204-211 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (4)

P. Kurzynowski, W. A. Woźniak, S. Drobczyński, “A new phase difference compensation method for elliptically birefringent media,” Opt. Commun. 267, 44-49 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, E. Frączek, and W. Frączek, “Vortex point localization problem in optical vortices Interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 234, 23-28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Masajada, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and D. Wieliczka, “The interferometric system using optical vortices as a phase markers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 85-93 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in paraxial vector fields: morphology and statistics,” Opt. Commun. 213, 201-221 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

M. Borwińska, A. Popiołek-Masajada, and B. Dubik, “Reconstruction of the plane wave tilt and its orientation using optical vortex interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 46, 073604 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

I. Freund and N. Shvartsman, “Wave-field phase singularities: the sign principle,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 5164-5172(1994).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Flossman, U. T. Schwarz, and M. Maier, “Polarization singularities from unfolding an optical vortex through a birefringent crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 253901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetov, “Singular optics,” in Progress in Optics (Elsevier, 2001), Vol. 42, Chap. 4.

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