Accession Number:

ADA456972

Title:

Compact Methods for Measuring Stress Birefringence

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The recent development of channeled spectropolarimetry presents opportunities for spectropolarimetric measurements of dynamic phenomena in a very compact instrument. We present measurements of stress-induced birefringence in a simple plastic by both a reference rotating-compensator spectropolarimeter and a channeled spectropolarimeter. The agreement between the two instruments shows the promise of the channeled technique and provides a proof-of-principle that the method can be used for a very simple conversion of imaging spectrometers into imaging spectropolarimeters.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE