Abstract

We carry out polarization measurements using a coherent white-light continuum as a light source for channeled spectropolarimetry. The white-light continuum, whose spectrum ranges from the UV to the IR region, is generated in Kr gas by a terawatt femtosecond laser system. The complete set of Stokes parameters from 450700nm are reconstructed from one spectral measurement. Also, the effectiveness of channeled spectropolarimetry using a coherent white-light continuum is experimentally demonstrated with a highly attenuating sample whose transmittance is as low as 106.

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T. Somekawa, M. Fujita, and Y. Izawa, Appl. Phys. Express 3, 082401 (2010).
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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Frey, S.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujita, M.

T. Somekawa, M. Fujita, and Y. Izawa, Appl. Phys. Express 3, 082401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2155 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 043101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fuss, W.

S. A. Trushin, W. Fuss, K. Kosma, and W. E. Schmid, Appl. Phys. B 85, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Galvez, M. C.

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 043101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2155 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Genty, G.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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H. Kano and H. Hamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hayakawa, M.

Houston, J. D.

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T. Somekawa, M. Fujita, and Y. Izawa, Appl. Phys. Express 3, 082401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kano, H.

H. Kano and H. Hamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

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Kosma, K.

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[CrossRef]

Lett., Opt.

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Li, P.

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Mejean, G.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mondelain, D.

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Mysyrowicz, A.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Naito, H.

Niedermeier, S.

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Rodriguez, M.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Salmon, E.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sauerbrey, R.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Schmid, W. E.

S. A. Trushin, W. Fuss, K. Kosma, and W. E. Schmid, Appl. Phys. B 85, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shi, K.

Somekawa, T.

T. Somekawa, M. Fujita, and Y. Izawa, Appl. Phys. Express 3, 082401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2155 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 043101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Takuma, H.

Taniguchi, A.

Trushin, S. A.

S. A. Trushin, W. Fuss, K. Kosma, and W. E. Schmid, Appl. Phys. B 85, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Ueda, K.

Wille, H.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Wolf, J.-P.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Woste, L.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Yamanaka, C.

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 043101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2155 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. A. Trushin, W. Fuss, K. Kosma, and W. E. Schmid, Appl. Phys. B 85, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Express (1)

T. Somekawa, M. Fujita, and Y. Izawa, Appl. Phys. Express 3, 082401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Kano and H. Hamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 043101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Somekawa, C. Yamanaka, M. Fujita, and M. C. Galvez, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2155 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Woste, Science 301, 61 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. Andre, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Woste, Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000).

R. M. A. Azzam and N. M. Bashara, Ellipsometry and Polarized Light (North-Holland, 1988).

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids I(Academic, 1985).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup for the spectroscopic polarimeter with a channeled spectrum using the coherent white-light continuum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Channeled spectrum and (b) normalized Stokes parameters for the beam transmitted by the thin quartz plate when the source polarization is oriented at 45 ° to the crystal’s fast axis. Solid and dotted curves show the experimentally obtained and theoretically calculated values, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

S 1 / S 0 parameter at various transmittances.

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( S 1 / S 0 , S 2 / S 0 , S 3 / S 0 ) = ( cos δ ( λ ) , 0 , sin δ ( λ ) ) ,

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