Abstract

A technique that has a time resolution capability of better than 0.1 μsec has been developed for the measurement of the polarization of a light beam. This technique has proven useful in measuring the polarization of pulsed laser beams because changes in polarization from spike to spike also may be measured. In essence, the method of measurement is to split the beam into identical components and to pass these components through various polarization analyzers at different angles. The intensity of the beams after passing through the analyzers is measured by photomultipliers, and the output of the photomultipliers are recorded on oscilloscopes.

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  1. D. F. Nelson, R. J. Collins, in Advances in Quantum Electronics, J. S. Singer, Ed. (Columbia University Press, New York, 1961), p. 79.
  2. J. H. Brunton, Appl. Opt. 3, 1241 (1964).
    [CrossRef]
  3. T. J. Pavliscak, J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. 73, 206 (1964).
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    [CrossRef]
  5. S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965).
    [CrossRef]
  6. J. S. Courtney-Pratt, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress High Speed Photography (H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon N. V., Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1964).

1965 (1)

S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965).
[CrossRef]

1964 (2)

J. H. Brunton, Appl. Opt. 3, 1241 (1964).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Pavliscak, J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. 73, 206 (1964).

1961 (1)

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Amat, G.

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Brunton, J. H.

Collins, R. J.

D. F. Nelson, R. J. Collins, in Advances in Quantum Electronics, J. S. Singer, Ed. (Columbia University Press, New York, 1961), p. 79.

Courtney-Pratt, J. S.

J. S. Courtney-Pratt, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress High Speed Photography (H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon N. V., Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1964).

Deiness, S.

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Gautier, R.

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Lu, S.

S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, D. F.

D. F. Nelson, R. J. Collins, in Advances in Quantum Electronics, J. S. Singer, Ed. (Columbia University Press, New York, 1961), p. 79.

Pauthier, M.

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Pavliscak, T. J.

T. J. Pavliscak, J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. 73, 206 (1964).

Rabson, T. A.

S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Letters (1)

S. Lu, T. A. Rabson, Appl. Phys. Letters 7, 219 (1965).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Radium (1)

M. Pauthier, R. Gautier, S. Deiness, G. Amat, J. Phys. Radium 22, 828 (1961).
[CrossRef]

J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. (1)

T. J. Pavliscak, J. Soc. Motion Picture Television Engrs. 73, 206 (1964).

Other (2)

D. F. Nelson, R. J. Collins, in Advances in Quantum Electronics, J. S. Singer, Ed. (Columbia University Press, New York, 1961), p. 79.

J. S. Courtney-Pratt, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress High Speed Photography (H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon N. V., Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1964).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the light paths through the polarization analyzer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscillograph pictures of the output of a Nd3+ glass laser. The six traces are (a) I(0°,0), (b) I(90°,0), (c) I(45°,0), (d) I(45°,π/2), (e) I(135°,0), and (f) I(135°,π/2). The top two traces are recorded with a dual beam oscilloscope with trace (b) inverted.

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