Abstract

Two new graphical methods for determining the action of a system of polarizers and retarders are presented. The derivation and construction of these graphical methods are simple and direct and do not involve the conventional Poincaré sphere representation or quarternions.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

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  10. A.V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath, J. Aeronaut. Soc. Ind. 24, 300 (1972).
  11. L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. P. Sarma, Exp. Mech. 3, 118 (1974).

Aben, H. K.

H. K. Aben, Exp. Mech. 1, 13 (1966).

Ballard, S. S.

W. A. Shurcliff and S. S. Ballard, Polarized Light (Affiliated East-West, New Delhi, 1971).

Cernosek, J.

J. Cernosek, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 324 (1971).

Guillemet, E.

A. J. Robert and E. Guillemet, Brit. J. Appl. Phys. 15, 567 (1964).

Jerrard, H. G.

H. G. Jerrard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 634 (1954).

Kuske, A.

A. Kuske, Expp. Mech. 4, 218 (1966).

Ramachandran, G. N.

G. N. Ramachandran and S. Ramaseshan, in "Crystal Optics," Handbuch Der Physik, edited by S. Fluegge (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1961).

Ramaseshan, S.

G. N. Ramachandran and S. Ramaseshan, in "Crystal Optics," Handbuch Der Physik, edited by S. Fluegge (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1961).

Robert, A. J.

A. J. Robert and E. Guillemet, Brit. J. Appl. Phys. 15, 567 (1964).

Sarma, A. V. S. S. S. P.

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. P. Sarma, Exp. Mech. 3, 118 (1974).

Sarma, A. V. S. S. S. R.

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. R. Sarma, Expp. Mech. 6, 271 (1971).

Sarma, A.V. S. S. S. R.

A.V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath, J. Aeronaut. Soc. Ind. 24, 300 (1972).

Schwieger, H.

H. Schwieger, Expp. Mech. 2, 67 (1969).

Shurcliff, W. A.

W. A. Shurcliff and S. S. Ballard, Polarized Light (Affiliated East-West, New Delhi, 1971).

Srinath, L. S.

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. P. Sarma, Exp. Mech. 3, 118 (1974).

A.V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath, J. Aeronaut. Soc. Ind. 24, 300 (1972).

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. R. Sarma, Expp. Mech. 6, 271 (1971).

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W. A. Shurcliff and S. S. Ballard, Polarized Light (Affiliated East-West, New Delhi, 1971).

G. N. Ramachandran and S. Ramaseshan, in "Crystal Optics," Handbuch Der Physik, edited by S. Fluegge (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1961).

H. G. Jerrard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 634 (1954).

A. J. Robert and E. Guillemet, Brit. J. Appl. Phys. 15, 567 (1964).

A. Kuske, Expp. Mech. 4, 218 (1966).

H. Schwieger, Expp. Mech. 2, 67 (1969).

J. Cernosek, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 324 (1971).

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. R. Sarma, Expp. Mech. 6, 271 (1971).

H. K. Aben, Exp. Mech. 1, 13 (1966).

A.V. S. S. S. R. Sarma and L. S. Srinath, J. Aeronaut. Soc. Ind. 24, 300 (1972).

L. S. Srinath and A. V. S. S. S. P. Sarma, Exp. Mech. 3, 118 (1974).

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